Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Solanum furfuraceum R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810), Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 446. Type: "(T.) v.v.Lectotype: At BM a sheet bears the Bennett No. 2672 This is proposed as lectotype. Isolectotypes at K & MEL. Symon, D.E. (1981), A revision of the genus Solanum in Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 4: 247-249,.
Adult leaves alternate, simple. Petioles 0.5-1.5 cm long. Stipules absent. Leaf blade ovate, 3-11.5 cm long, 1.1-4.5 cm wide, base cuneate or obtuse, oblique, margin shallowly lobed throughout, lobes 2-3 on each side to entire, obtuse, apex acute. Petioles without prickles. Upper leaf surface with or without prickles and an indumentum of stellate hairs distributed throughout, simple hairs absent, short gland tipped hairs absent. Lower leaf surface without prickles, yellowish green or rusty, with a more dense indumentum of stellate hairs than the upper leaf surface.
Inflorescences leaf opposed and pseudo-racemose with 5-8 bisexual and some male flowers. Pedicels 2-8 mm long with or without prickles. Calyx tube 1.5-3.5 mm long, lobes 2-5 mm long, prickles absent. Calyx with dense stellate hairs, short gland tipped hairs present and simple hairs absent. Corolla purple, 9-17 mm long, shallowly lobed, inner surface glabrous or sparsely stellate hairy. Anthers 4.5-7 mm long. Ovary glabrous. Functional style 8.5-10 mm long, protruding between anthers, glabrous or with stellate hairs.
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