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Solanum aviculare

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 16468

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Solanum aviculare is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F   (-6.5° to -1°C)
Type of plant - shrub
Flower or inflorescence: BLUE 3cm. dia, in cyme to 15cm.
Fruit: 2.5cm. ovoid, RED-ORANGE ripe (eat only very ripe fallen fruit, less acid)
Foliage: lin.-lance., 2-30cm., entire to pinnatifid - lobed..(germ. 2-4 weeks)
Height, in meters: 3.5
Height, in feet: 11.55
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Common names for Solanum aviculare:

Gunyang,  Kangaroo Apple,  Kangaroo-apple,  Koonyang,  Maya-kitch (aboriginal),  Poroporo, 


Solanum aviculare is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

2:   Wants
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15:   Australian Natives and Introduced Species
23:   New Zealand Natives and Introduced Species
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
67:   Philippine Native and Introduced Plants
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
190:   Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates
626:  Solanaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.


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Germination guide for Solanum aviculare

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Solanum aviculare seeds will usually germinate in 10-21 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Solanum aviculare seeds about 13mm deep in a Peaty seed sowing mix at about 20°C.

Keep the compost slightly moist


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