Physalis viscosa L.

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Status: Introduced
Derivation of specific name: viscosa: viscid, sticky
Habitat: Disturbed ground
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Worldwide distribution: Native to America from the south-eastern and south-central United States southwards throughout Central America and the Antilles to Argentina
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Solanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(4) Pages 46 - 47.

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Flora of Mozambique: Physalis viscosa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Physalis viscosa
African Plant Database: Physalis viscosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Physalis viscosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Physalis viscosa
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Physalis viscosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Physalis viscosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Physalis viscosa
Plants of the World Online: Physalis viscosa
Tropicos: Physalis viscosa
Wikipedia: Physalis viscosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Physalis viscosa., retrieved 2 December 2023

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