TROPICAL SODA APPLE (Solanum viarum)
DESCRIPTION : Upright, branching, perennial shrub growing to 2 m in height. It has broadbased, straight, cream-coloured prickles to 12 mm long scattered on most plant parts.
Leaves : 10–20 cm long and 6–15 cm wide. The upper and lower leaf surfaces are densely covered in short hairs; mid-veins and primary lateral-veins are cream-coloured on both sides of the leaves.
Flowers : White flowers.
dispersal : Tropical soda apple reproduces via seed and can regenerate from root material. Most dispersal is via cattle movement.More info