Taxon: Physalis peruviana L.

 
Genus: Physalis
Family: Solanaceae
  Subfamily: Solanoideae
      Tribe: Physaleae
        Subtribe: Physalinae
Nomen number: 102390
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 2:1670. 1763
Name Verified on: 02-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 06-Jan-2003
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 39 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed13; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Human food: fruit (fide Pl GR Newsl 1993; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of Cape-gooseberry (based on high viability among hybrids between wild and cultivated plants fide Rev Bras Frutic 37:183. 2015)
  • Gene sources: secondary genetic relative of low ground-cherry (based on crossing barriers with Physalis pubescens fide Rev Bras Frutic 37:183. 2015)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury)
  • Weed: (fide Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia
    • South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    • Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; South Africa; Swaziland
    • West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Japan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Sri Lanka
    • Malesia: Indonesia; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Austria
    • Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Italy; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: Spain
  • Pacific

    • North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    • South-Central Pacific: French Polynesia
    • Southwestern Pacific: Fiji; New Caledonia; Niue; Tonga
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Western South America: Ecuador - Galapagos Islands

  • Cultivated:

    . widely cult.

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