Solanum aviculare

Common name: 

Kangaroo Apple

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRSTVWXZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Sheltered woodlands and forests1

Flower description:



Erect shrub to 4 m high2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from S. vescum by having wider leaves and flowers with pointed corolla lobes and orange-yellow ovoid berries1

Image of Solanum aviculare
Image of Solanum aviculare Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria