Kangaroo Apple ' Solanum aviculare and S. laciniatum' 4 L pot
Solanum aviculare and S. laciniatum
These species are very similar and difficult to tell apart. Fast growing shrubs to 3 m. The fruit was used as a poultice on swollen joints. The plant contains a steroid which is important to the production of cortisone – which reduces swelling. Like many
Solanums, the unripe fruit is poisonous.