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habit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
habit in fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
deeply-lobes leaves (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
shallowly-lobed leaves and flower clusters (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
flowers and flower buds (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
close-up of flowers with pointed petal lobes (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
elongated entire leaves and immature fruit (Photo: Jackie Miles and Max Campbell)
close-up of dark orange mature fruit (Photo: Sheldon Navie)
Solanum aviculare G. Forst.
Solanum aviculare G. Forst. var. acutifolium KornevaSolanum aviculare G. Forst. var. aviculareSolanum aviculare G. Forst. var. brisbanense Geras.Solanum aviculare G. Forst. var. grandiflorum KornevaSolanum aviculare G. Forst. var. grandifolium KornevaSolanum aviculare G. Forst. var. hybridum KornevaSolanum aviculare G. Forst. var. patulum KornevaSolanum aviculare G. Forst. var. typicum DominSolanum brisbanense (Geras.) Geras.Solanum laciniatum Aiton (misapplied)
kangaroo apple, New Zealand nightshade, poroporo
Native to south-eastern Asia (i.e. Irian Jaya in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), eastern Australia (i.e. eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales and Victoria), Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island and New Zealand.
Naturalised beyond is native range in some parts of southern Australia (i.e. in parts of south-eastern and southern South Australia and in the coastal districts of south-western Western Australia).
Also naturalised overseas in Hawaii and western USA (i.e. California and Oregon).
Kangaroo apple (Solanum aviculare) is regarded as an environmental weed in South Australia and Western Australia.
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