Suppl. Hort. Bot. Hafn. 26 (1819) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Annual herb to 50 cm high, sparsely pubescent with minute simple hairs, or glabrescent. Leaves alternate, 1 or 2 per node, ovate-lanceolate, usually c. 6 cm long and 3 cm wide, apex acute to acuminate, base cuneate, margins irregularly toothed or lobed; petiole to 6 cm long. Flowers on pedicels 6–10 mm long; calyx 3.5–5 mm long, lobes triangular, 1–2 mm long. Corolla broadly stellate to 5-angled, 6–10 mm long, pale yellow with five dull brownish blotches; anthers 1–1.5 mm long; style 2–2.5 mm long, stigma capitate. Fruiting calyx circular in section, 15–30 mm, pale green when dry. Berry globose, 11–14 mm diam.; seeds lenticular, 1.5–2 mm diam., yellow. Flowers summer.
*HNF, *VRiv. Also naturalised Qld, NSW. Native to Mexico. Recorded in Victoria in pastures at Numurkah and Wodonga.
Cultivated for the edible fruit which are often used in dips.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|New South Wales|