Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Solanum parvifolium R.Br. subsp. parvifolium
Bean, A.R. (2004) Austrobaileya 6(4): 699-700.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub about 1 m tall but also flowers when smaller.
Twigs, petioles and both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade armed with spines about 4-10 mm long. Stellate hairs present on the younger twigs and petioles. Leaf blades densely stellate hairy on the lower surface but less hairy on the upper surface. Leaf blades about 3-6 x 0.6-1 cm, petioles about 0.3-0.5 cm long.
Fruits globular, about 5-9 mm diam., calyx lobes persistent at the base. Pedicels about 13 mm long. Seeds numerous, about 2-2.5 mm long. Embryo coiled with the cotyledons in the middle.
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Endemic to Australia, occurs in CEQ and southwards as far as southern New South Wales. Altitudinal range in NEQ from 200-500 m. Usually grows in open eucalypt forest but also found in monsoon forest and vine thickets.