Solanum viarum

Family Solanaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesTropical Soda Apple
SynonymsSolanum chloranthum DC.; Solanum khasianum var. chatterjeeanum Sengupta; Solanum viridiflorum Ruiz & Pav.
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril; Adhesive (burrs, sticky, awns, hairs etc); Hydrochorous (buoyant fruit)
Maximum height (m)2
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW
Exotic range (other)North America, Asia
Habitat types (exotic)Pastures, Riparian areas, Forests, Roadsides, Agricultural land
Soil type (exotic)Well drained, Sandy, Loamy
Decade of introduction2010

Rating [?]

Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 3043843012141212
RCP 8.5 2050 3043012388162012
RCP 8.5 2070 3044216308161212

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2050 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2070 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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Further Information