Description of the genus
Annual to perennial herbs, sometimes shrubby. Leaves simple, entire to coarsely and irregularly dentate. Flowers solitary, axillary. Calyx campanulate, 5-lobed, unwinged, strongly accrescent in fruit. Corolla broadly campanulate to funnel-shaped, shallowly to deeply lobed. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit a berry.
Worldwide: A genus of about 90 species from tropical and sub-tropical America, mainly in Mexico. Many species now widely dispersed in warm and temperate regions of the Old World and Australia, mostly as weeds of cultivation, although some are cultivated for their ed
Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.
|angulata L.||N,W,S||Description, Image|
|lagascae Roem. & Schult.||N,W,E|
|peruviana L.||N,W,C,E,S||Description, Image|
|philadelphica Lam.||W,C,E,S||Description, Image|
Other sources of information about Physalis:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: PhysalisFlora of Caprivi
: PhysalisFlora of Malawi
: PhysalisFlora of Mozambique
: PhysalisFlora of Zambia
: PhysalisFlora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Physalis
(electronic Plant Information Center): PhysalisFlora Zambesiaca
web site: PhysalisGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PhysalisIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): PhysalisKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Physalis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1247, retrieved 29 March 2017