Solanum aviculare G.Forst.
Forster, G. (1786) De Plantis Esculentis insularum oceani australis botanica : 42. Type: Queen Charlotte Sound, lecto: BM. Fide G. T. S. Baylis (1954) Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 82: 641.
Nightshade; Apple, Kangaroo; Kangaroo Apple
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-4 m tall.
Leaves +/- glabrous, rather variable, either entire or lobed, both leaf types quite large. Simple leaf blades about 8-20 x 1.5-5.5 cm. Lobed leaf blades about 12-25 x 7-23 cm. Petioles about 1-4 cm long. Leaf bearing twigs glabrous. Stems and twigs unarmed.
May be poisonous to stock. Everist (1974).
This species is used to obtain the steroid solasodine. Cribb (1981).