Solanum eremophilum F. Muell., Linnaea 25: 432 (1853)
T: Flinders Ranges, S.A., Oct. 1851, F. Mueller s.n.; lecto: MEL; iso: MEL; fide D.E. Symon, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 4: 183 (1981).
S. adenophorum auct. non F.Muell.: Symon, J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 4: 181 (1981), p.p. (with respect to specimens from NSW and VIC); Conn, Fl. N.S.Wales 3: 363 (1992); Jeanes, Fl Vict. 4: 356 (1999).
A detailed description of this species can be found in the Bean interactive key to eastern Australian species of Solanum at http://delta-intkey.com/solanum/www/eremophi.htm
Distribution and ecology
An inadequately known species, recorded from scattered localities in S.A., N.S.W. and VIC.
The name has been frequently misapplied to other species and for some years NSW and Vic populations of S. eremophilum were mistakenly referred to S. adenophorum .
Reference: Bean, A.R. (2002). The identity of "Solanum adenophorum " in New South Wales and Victoria. ASBS Newsletter 111: 6; Symon, D.E. (1977). The rediscovery of Solanum eremophilum F.Muell. South Aust. Naturalist 51: 50-51; Symon, D.E. (1981). A revision of the genus Solanum in Australia. Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens 4: 1-367.
S. eremophilum is considered by Bean (2004) to be a member of the S. hystrix group of subgen. Leptostemonum.
S.A.: Napperby, D.E. Symon 10609 (AD (2 sheets), NSW).
Plant status, if any
S. eremophilum is listed on the Advisory List of Rare or Threatened Plants in Victoria - 2005 as Poorly Known in Victoria.
Classified as a Rare species under South Australia's National Parks & Wildlife Act 1972 - see http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/sa/consol_act/npawa1972247/sch9.html
From the web
At this time (March 2009) there is no information be found on the Solanaceae Source site but the link is made since it will be populated in the near future.
A photo by Colin Bower can be found on the FloraPhoto site.