Tag Archives: Solanaceae

Nicotiana amplexicaulis (Solanaceae)

It took me a while to realise what this was but after staring at my photo for I while I realized that this was a species of wild tobacco. True to its name, the leaves are amplexicaul, meaning that the … Continue reading

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Duboisia myoporoides (Solanaceae)

This is a rather attractive plant with glossy foliage and gets even more attractive at flowering. Know as corkwood for the corky bark, it can also easily be recognized by the context of it’s habit and a few distinctive features … Continue reading

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Nicandra physaloides (Apple of Peru) (Solanaceae)

Nicandra is a monotypic genus of the nightshade family and contains the single species Nicandra physaloides. It is native to Peru, and is an introduced species in FNQ. The genus is named after the Greek poet Nicander of Colophon, who … Continue reading

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