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Solanum aviculare (Kangaroo Apple)

Synonyms: Solanum aviculare var. albiflorum; Solanum aviculare var. latifolium; Solanum baylisii; Solanum cheesemaniae; Solanum dispar; Solanum glaberrimum

Wikipedia Abstract

"Kangaroo Apple" redirects here. This name is also used for related species of Solanum.Solanum aviculare, commonly called Poroporo (New Zealand) or Kangaroo Apple (Australia), is a soft-wooded shrub native to New Zealand and the east coast of Australia. It can grow up to 12 feet tall (4 metres).
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Height [2]  5.9 feet (1.8 m)
Allergen Potential [1]  Medium-Low
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Hazards [2]  All green parts of the plant are poisonous;
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Insects, Lepidoptera
Structure [2]  Shrub
Usage [2]  In warmer climates than Britain this plant is often used as a hedge;
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Norfolk Island National Park II 1723 Australian external territories, Australia  


Agrotis ipsilon (black cutworm)[4]
Asphondylia paucidentata[4]
Asynonychus cervinus <Unverified Name>[4]
Bactericera cockerelli (potato psyllid)[4]
Ceroplastes sinensis (hard wax scale)[5]
Chrysodeixis eriosoma (green garden looper)[4]
Coccus hesperidium <Unverified Name>[4]
Cuspicona simplex[4]
Euzophera perticella[6]
Helicoverpa armigera (cotton bollworm)[4]
Hemiberlesia rapax (greedy scale)[4]
Hercinothrips bicinctus (Banana-silvering thrip)[4]
Heteronychus arator (African black beetle)[4]
Listroderes costirostris[4]
Macrosiphum euphorbiellum (Potato aphid)[4]
Myzus persicae (Green peach aphid)[4]
Naupactus leucoloma[4]
Nezara viridula (Southern green stink bug)[4]
Oemona hirta[4]
Phlyctinus callosus[4]
Phthorimaea operculella (Potato tuberworm)[4]
Polyphagotarsonemus latus (broad mite)[4]
Pseudococcus hypergaeus[5]
Rhizoecus falcifer (ground mealybug)[4]
Saissetia coffeae (brown scale)[4]
Sceliodes cordalis (Eggfruit caterpillar)[4]
Sidnia kinbergi[4]
Sturnus vulgaris (European Starling)[7]
Symmetrischema tangolias (South American Potato Tuber Moth)[4]
Tetra martini[4]
Tetranychus urticae (red spider mite)[4]
Trialeurodes vaporariorum (greenhouse whitefly)[4]
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird)[7]
Zosterops lateralis (Silvereye)[7]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault




Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License 3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 4New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Plant-SyNZ™ database 5Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 6HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández 7FLESHY FRUITS OF INDIGENOUS AND ADVENTIVE PLANTS IN THE DIET OF BIRDS IN FOREST REMNANTS, NELSON, NEW ZEALAND, PETER A. WILLIAMS and BRIAN J. KARL, New Zealand Journal of Ecology (1996) 20(2): 127-145
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