Unknown Solanum shrub ID'd by Oron as S. linearifolium

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Unknown Solanum shrub ID'd by Oron as S. linearifolium
« on: October 23, 2016, 03:10:43 PM »
I was visiting someone and they had this shrubby solanum with striking purple flowers growing in their garden.
I asked for a piece to try as a cutting.
The foliage is not the same as Solanum laciniatum, our native "Kangaroo Apple",but I wonder if it is Solanum aviculare?
Anyone care to guess?
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« Last Edit: October 29, 2016, 07:55:40 AM by Alisdair »
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Re: Unknown Solanum shrub
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 03:35:53 PM »
Solanum linearifolium
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Living and gardening in Tivon, Lower Galilee region, North Israel.
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Re: Unknown Solanum shrub
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2016, 11:56:09 AM »
Thanks, Oron, I'm sure you are correct.
It appears to be an East Coast endemic but rare in Victoria - and not found in our area so must've been introduced as a garden plant.
I hope it will strike from the cuttings I've received
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Mr F de Sousa, Central Victoria, Australia
member of AGS, SRGC, NARGS
working as a physio to support my gardening habit!