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Solanum austropiceum A.R.Bean

Nuytsia 23:144,146-148, Figs 1c,2a,10 (2013)
Conservation Code
Not threatened
Naturalised Status
Native to Western Australia
Name Status


IBRA Regions
Central Ranges, Gascoyne, Gibson Desert, Little Sandy Desert, Murchison, Pilbara.
IBRA Subregions
Augustus, Carnegie, Chichester, Eastern Murchison, Fortescue, Lateritic Plain, Mann-Musgrave Block, Trainor, Western Murchison.
Local Government Areas (LGAs)
East Pilbara, Laverton, Leonora, Meekatharra, Murchison, Ngaanyatjarraku, Upper Gascoyne, Wiluna.

Nuytsia Journal Articles

A taxonomic review of the Solanum sturtianum subgroup of subgenus Leptostemonum (Solanaceae)

BEAN, A.R., Nuytsia 23: 129–161 (2013)

The informal taxonomic subgroup typified by Solanum sturtianum F.Muell. comprises those species that have stellate hairs, black mature fruits with a thin brittle pericarp, and brown to black seeds. The subgroup is endemic to Australia. Ten species are recognised here: S. sturtianum is maintained, S. morrisonii Domin is reinstated, and eight new species are described viz. S. austropiceum A.R.Bean, S. elatius A.R.Bean, S. iodinum A.R.Bean, S. kentrocaule A.R.Bean, S. octonum A.R.Bean, S. piceum A.R.Bean, S. pycnotrichum A.R.Bean and S. reclusum A.R.Bean. A lectotype is chosen for S. morrisonii. Descriptions, illustrations and distribution maps are provided for all species.