Solanum vescum

Common name: 

Gunyang

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (NPRSTWXZ) also Qld, NSW, Tas

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

Sandy soils in coastal and near coastal areas on dunes, stream banks and forest margins1

Flower description:

Purple2

Habit:

Erect shrub to 2 m2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species differs from S. aviculare by having narrower leaves and flowers with rounded lobes and green berries2

Images:
Image of Solanum vescum
Image of Solanum vescum Image: David Meagher
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

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