Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, wasteland between University of Auckland Tamaki Campus (East) and Hannigan Drive
Habitat: Overgrown wasteland area. Mainly kikuyu and various weeds. Near edge of small stream.
Identification: Solanum chenopodioides Lam., 1794
Wild regeneration on the western side of the Lincoln University library, here in a fenced off no-access area by the earthquake damaged Memorial Hall.
Vegetation survey of Pengxi River drawdown zone; Day 5 T2; "spiny mini melon"
garden on fringe of Gayang; with cabbage, carrot, onion, beans, peppers and cotton; 200 m
The most up-to-date scientific name is Solanum ptychanthium.
Solanum is a large and diverse genus of flowering plants, including two food crops of the highest economic importance, the potato and the tomato. It also contains the nightshades and horsenettles, as well as numerous plants cultivated for their ornamental flowers and fruit.