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Rare and Threatened Solanaceae species in Australia

Information about threatened plant species for Australia can be found listed on the Commonwealth Government Department for Environment and Water page.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) list of threatened flora presently consists of the following species (March 2007). Links to further information on each species can be found through these pages.

Anthocercis gracilis

Solanum carduiforme

Solanum dunalianum

Solanum karsense

Symonanthus bancrofti

New South Wales

Information can be found on the New South Wales National Parks Threatened Species page (last amended 16th Dec 2004). Only four species are listed for the state and these are listed below and hyperlinked to their profiles on this site.

Solanum armourense

Solanum celatum

Solanum karsense

Solanum limitare

Northern Territory

There is presently only one species of Solanaceae on the Threatened Species list for the Northern Territory:

Solanum carduiforme


The current Queensland plants which are categorised as Presumed Extinct (X), Endangered (E), Vulnerable (V) and Rare (R) are protected by the Queensland Nature Conservation (Wildlife) Regulation 1992; the species are published in the amended schedules of the Nature Conservation Regulation and the 2006 list can be downloaded here


Nicotiana wuttkei

Solanum adenophorum

Solanum papaverifolium


Solanum carduiforme

Solanum dunalianum

Solanum sp. (Dalby, Kelsey, 56)


Solanum callium

Solanum dimorphispinum

Solanum hamulosum

Solanum multiglochidiatum

Solanum sporadotrichum

South Australia

The Department for Environment and Water list of threatened plants for South Australia can be downloaded here

The following species of Solanaceae are listed as rare for South Australia

Anthocercis angustifolia

Anthocercis anisantha ssp. anisantha

Nicotiana burbidgei

Nicotiana truncata

Solanum eremophilum


The threatened species list for Tasmania can be found on the Department of Primary Industries and Water site.

Solanum opacum is the only species included as an endangered plant.


The Department of Sustainability and Environment advisory list of Rare and Threatened Plants for Victoria can be downloaded as a pdf. The 2005 list includes the following:

e = endangered, k = poorly known, r = rare, v = vulnerable

Cyphanthera albicans subsp. albicans - Hoary Ray-flower r

Cyphanthera anthocercidea - Large-leaf Ray-flower r

Nicotiana goodspeedii - Small-flower Tobacco r

Nicotiana maritima - Coast Tobacco e

Nicotiana suaveolens - Austral Tobacco r

Solanum cinereum - Narrawa Burr k

Solanum coactiliferum - Western Nightshade e

Solanum eremophilum - Hairy Nightshade k

Solanum lacunarium - Lagoon Nightshade v

Solanum linearifolium - Mountain Kangaroo Apple r

Solanum silvestre - Violet Nightshade e

Western Australia

Conservation codes for Western Australian species are listed on FloraBase. Conservation codes presented in FloraBase are based on the latest publication (Smith, 2010). Species listed are:

Anthocercis fasciculosa

Anthocercis gracilis

Anthocercis intricata

Anthocercis sylvicola

Anthotroche myoporoides

Cyphanthera odgersii subsp. occidentalis

Grammosolen sp. Mt Ridley (W.R. Archer 1210911)

Nicotiana heterantha

Nicotiana umbratica

Solanum carduiforme

Solanum cataphractum

Solanum leopoldense

Solanum oedipus

Solanum oligandrum

Solanum sp. Boomerang Bay (K.F. Kenneally 10021)

Solanum sp. Longini (C.T.Martine et al CTM 805)

Solanum sp. Prince Regent River (T. Handasyde TH 1925)

Solanum tudununggae

Solanum vansittartense

Symonanthus bancroftii

Smith, M.G. (2010). Declared Rare and Priority Flora List for Western Australia, 25 March 2010. Dept of Environment and Conservation. Como, W.A.

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