|Solanum aviculare subsp. var.||Kangaroo apple, Poro poro|
It can grow up to 12 feet tall (4 meters). The leaves are, 8–30 cm long, lobed or entire, with any lobes being 1–10 cm long.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Solanum aviculare, Forst. (S. laciniatum, Ait.). A leafy unarmed soft-wooded glabrous shrub 4-8 ft. high, with spreading branches, smooth or marked with raised lines decurrent from the petioles: lvs. variable in size and shape, 4-12 in. long or sometimes even longer, lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, entire or irregularly pinnatifid and the lobes linear or lanceolate and acute: fls. in cymose clusters in the axils of the upper lvs. or lateral; calyx-lobes broad and obtuse, with an abrupt point; corolla violet, 3/4-l in. diam., the lobes short and broad: fr. a broad ovoid edible berry 3/4-l in. long, yellowish. New Zeal.; also common in many parts of Austral., Tasmania, and in Norfolk Isl. CH
Pests and diseases
There is some uncertainty whether S. aviculare and S. laciniatum are one or two species. S. aviculare has lighter flowers and is found in the northern part of the North Island of New Zealand, while S. laciniatum has darker purple flowers and is found south of Auckland.
- Solanum aviculare var. albiflorum Cheeseman
- Solanum aviculare var. latifolium G.T.S.Baylis
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