Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Solanum seaforthianum Andr.
silver-leaf bitter apple
Invasive, Problem species
Origin: Tropical America (including Brazil)
Growth Form: Climber
Plant Description: Plant: Slender, herbaceous or softly woody climber or trailer 2–3 m or higher, without hairs or thorns. Leaves: Bright green, thinly textured, deeply lobed into leaflets; leaflets mostly unequal with margins entire and often undulate. Flowers: Blue to purple, showy, about 20 mm across, in long, drooping clusters, December–March. Fruit: Small, shiny berries, 5–10 mm across, green turning red, in pendulous bunches.
Key Features:
Control: remove by hand
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