Solanum armourense A.R.Bean, Telopea 9: 656 (2001)
T: NSW, 0.5 km S of Mt Armour, Kanangra-Boyd NP, via Oberon, 19 Dec 2000, A.R.Bean 17140; holo: BRI; iso: CANB, MEL, NSW.
S. brownii auct. non Dunal; Symon, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 4: 249 (1981), p.p.
A detailed description of this species can be found in Bean's interactive key to the eastern Australian species at http://delta-intkey.com/solanum/www/armouren.htm
Distribution and ecology
Confined to NSW in an area SW of Sydney between Yerranderie and Wombeyan and including the Kanangra Boyd NP. Found in eucalyptus forest on steep hillsides.
- a densely stellate upper leaf surface rather than a sparsely stellate upper leaf surface as in S. amblymerum
- smaller (15-18 mm wide) flowers than S. amblymerum , where the flowers are 24-28 mm wide
- only glandular hairs on the style compared with glandular and stellate hairs in S. amblymerum
Considered by Bean (2004) to be a member of the S. macoorai group of subgen. Leptostemonum.
Plant status, if any
Information about Solanum armourense as an endangered species in New South Wales can be seen and downloaded from the Threatened Species site of the Department of Environment & Conservation in that state.
From the web
Further information and images of this species in NSW can be seen on the PlantNET site.