7401.000 Physalis L.

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.

Physalis peruviana

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
angulata L.N,W,SDescription, Image
lagascae Roem. & Schult.N,W,E
peruviana L.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
philadelphica Lam.W,C,E,SDescription, Image
viscosa L.W

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Flora of Botswana: Physalis
Flora of Caprivi: Physalis
Flora of Malawi: Physalis
Flora of Mozambique: Physalis
Flora of Zambia: Physalis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Physalis

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Physalis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Physalis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Physalis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Physalis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Physalis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Physalis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1247, retrieved 22 April 2018

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