Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Spiny Kangaroo Apple

Solanum amblymerum (syn. S. elegans)

Description:

I think Spiny Kangaroo Apple is such a cool name. Such a pretty flower too, and apparently the fruit do look like tiny green apples, although I failed to notice any with this spotting. It's a very prickly small shrub that can grow to a max. height of about 1.5 metres. Spines are on stems and both top and underside of leaves. Leaves are long and lobeless, mostly smooth and dark green on top with hairy paler-coloured undersides.

Habitat:

Understory plant in sclerophyll forests on hills or slopes, sandy soils. Mostly granite soils in this region. Native to NSW and QLD.

Notes:

Another comprehensive link - http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/cgi-bi...

Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Neil Ross
Spotted by
Neil Ross

QLD, Australia

Spotted on Sep 8, 2016
Submitted on Sep 15, 2016

Related Spottings

Solanum Horsenettle Solanum Bittersweet

Nearby Spottings

Fringed Wattle (aka Brisbane Golden Wattle) Verreaux's Tree Frog Wallangarra Wattle Spoon-leaved Sundew (carnivorous plant)