Solanum macoorai F.M.Bailey
Bailey, F.M. (1893) Queensland Department of Agriculture and Stock. Botany Bulletin 8: 80. Type: Queensland, Summit of south peak Bellenden-Ker, June, 1889, F. M. Bailey; holo: BRI. Cultivated Brisbane.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1-4 m tall.
Leaves rather variable depending on the size of the plant. Leaf blades about 5-10 x 2-4 cm, margins smooth or sinuate. Spines present or absent on the twigs, petioles and leaves. Twigs, petioles and lower leaf surface clothed in small stellate hairs, upper surface of the leaf blade +/- glabrous. Petioles about 1-2 cm long.
Cotyledons ovate to elliptic, about 10-12 x 5-7 mm. First pair of leaves alternate, hairy, margins smooth, toothed or lobed. At the tenth leaf stage: lower leaf surface clothed in stellate hairs, upper leaf surface much more sparsely hairy. Stem, petiole and both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade armed with straight spines about 4-7 mm long. Seed germination time 7 to 38 days.