Solanum jasminoides Paxton

Potato Vine

Perennial climber without prickles. Leaves ovate to lanceolate, 3-5 cm long, up to 2.5 cm wide, mostly simple but occasionally with 1-2 small lobes at the base, hairy domatia on the lower surface; stalks 1-2 cm long and often twining. Flower clusters branched and with about 20 flowers; summer to autumn. Calyx 2-3 mm long. Corolla about 2 cm wide, white or pale blue. Fruit 7-9 mm wide, deep blue to glossy black.

S America

Naturalised in coastal areas north of Bega in NSW.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Solanaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Solanum jasminoides 'Album Variegatum'

Flowers pure white, leaves variegated.

Solanum jasminoides 'Album'

A rapid grower with pure white flowers; the most commonly available plant (the type has pale blue flowers).

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Solanales
family       Solanaceae
genus        Solanum L.