S. pugiunculiferum, part of Fig. 28 by M. Szent-Ivanyi. in J. Adelaide Bot Gard. 4: 100 (1981).

S. pugiunculiferum habit. Photo: D.E. Symon   D.E. Symon.

Group characteristics

Prostrate or sprawling herbaceous shrub with deeply lobed adult leaves. Stem prickles and branchlet prickles straight, widened at base. Stellate hairs lacking. Inflorescences not branched. Flowers bisexual, all of similar size, 5-merous, mauve. Calyx with prickles. Corolla lobes without hairs on inner face. Stamens with anthers all of similar size. Ovary glabrous. Mature fruits brown or yellow, dry, 8-11 mm diameter; calyx lobes less than half length of  mature fruit.


1 species endemic in Queensland.

Australian members of group

Members of the S. pugiunculiferum group of Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum (Bean 2004).

S. pugiunculiferum

See Bean, A.R. (2004). The taxonomy and ecology of Solanum subg. Leptostemonum (Dunal)Bitter (Solanaceae) in Queensland and far north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. Austrobaileya 6: 639-816.