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Kangaroo Apple

Kangaroo Apple

S. aviculare
Photographer - Bruce Fuhrer
S. aviculare
Photographer - John Broomfield
Source - Museum Victoria
S. aviculare
Photographer - John Broomfield
Source - Museum Victoria
S. viculare
Photographer - John Broomfield
Source - Museum Victoria

Solanum aviculare

The Kangaroo Apple is a medium-sized shrub with glossy, large, dark green lobed leaves and clusters of violet flowers in spring.

The oval shaped fruits are pale green and change colour from yellow, to orange and red as they ripen in late summer.

The ripe fruit contains a soft pulp with many seeds.

The fruits were eaten by Aboriginal people, but only when very ripe, as they are purported to be poisonous at other times.


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