Solanum muricatum Aiton


Shrub or herb to 1m or so tall, with or without spines. Leaves to about 14 cm long, 4 cm wide, simple or with 2-4 leaflets, ovate to lanceolate, stalk 4-6 cm long. Flower clusters more or less terminal, with up to 12 flowers. Flowers pale purple or white with purple markings, wheel-shaped, to 4 cm wide. Fruit pendulous, to 10 cm long, ovoid to ellipsoid, white or pale green, mottled with purple, with a yellowish edible pulp.


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 muricatum 'Temptation'

Fruits extra large.

Other cultivars listed include S. 'El Camino', S. 'Pepino Gold', S. 'Schmidt', S. 'Toma' and S. 'Wayfarer Special'.

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