Solanum mauritianum

Family Solanaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Naturalised
Common namesBug Berry, Bug Tree, Bugtree, Bugweed, Earleaf Nightshade, Flannel Leaf, Kerosene Plant, Tobacco Bush, Tobacco Weed, Tobacco-bush, Tree Tobacco, Wild Tobacco, Wild Tobacco Bush, Wild Tobacco Plant, Wild Tobacco Tree, Woolly Nightshade
SynonymsSolanum auriculatum Aiton; Solanum tabacifolium Vell.; Solanum verbascifolium var. auriculatum (Aiton) Kuntze
Growth formShrub
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)4
Capable of vegetative reproductionNo
Native rangeSouth America
Exotic range (Australia)SA, QLD NSW, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, VIC
Exotic range (other)Africa, Asia, Pacific Ocean Islands, Indian Ocean Islands, Atlantic Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Disturbed areas, Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Rainforest, Riparian areas, Grasslands, Heathlands, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Most soil types
Decade of introduction1880

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 30163802626203214
RCP 8.5 2050 3018380142826366
RCP 8.5 2070 3020360162428366

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