Declared or noxious species of Solanaceae in Australia
The quickest way to check the noxious or declared Solanaceaeous plants in Australia is through the Noxious weeds list on the Weeds Australia site. Information on the management of some of these species can be found through the now defunct Weeds CRC site, which although not updated since 2008 remains accessible through the archived pages in Pandora, Australias web archive.
There are no Solanaceae species presently included on the Weeds of National Significance (WoNS) or the National Environmental Alert list.
New South Wales
Declared noxious weeds for New South Wales are listed on the New South Wales Government Agriculture site as
The declared weeds of the Northern Territory can be found on the Weeds site of the Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport
Datura spp. - Thornapples
Datura ferox - Longspine thornapple
Lycium ferocissimum - African boxthorn
Information on Declared plants in Queensland can be found on the Queensland Governments Primary Industries site.
African boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum) is listed as a Class 2 weed
Not declared but to be controlled
Green cestrum (Cestrum parqui)
Wild tobacco (Solanum mauritianum).
The list of Declared plants for South Australia can be downloaded from the Biosecurity pages of the South Australian government.
There are presently only two Solanaceae plants on this list, Lycium ferocissimum (African boxthorn) and Solanum elaeagnifolium (Silverleaf nightshade).
The declared species list for Tasmania can be downloaded from the Department of Primary Industries and Water site.
The Department of Sustainability and Environment list of Pest Plants for Victoria can be downloaded as a pdf from here Further information about the species in Victoria can be found through the hyperlinked common name.
Apple of Sodom (Nox) - Solanum linnaeanum
Pampas Lily-of-the-Valley (Nox) - Salpichroa origanifolia
Chilean (Green) Cestrum (Nox) - Cestrum parqui
Silverleaf Nightshade (Nox) - Solanum eleagnifolium
Thorn Apples Datura spp (Common, Downy, Recurved) (Nox) - Datura spp.
African Boxthorn (Nox) - Lycium ferocissimum
Solanum rostratum - Buffalo burr
The Department of Agriculture and Food database of Declared species for Western Australia search page can be found through the heading Weeds on the home page or the searchable list
Apple of Sodom (Solanum linnaeanum);
Common thornapple (Datura stramonium),
Fierce thornapple (Datura ferox),
Leichhardts or Mexican thornapple (Datura leichhardtii),
Hairy thornapple (Datura wrightii),
Downy thornapple (Datura innoxia)
Thornapple (Datura metel)
State Herbarium of South Australia