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Taxon: Physalis alkekengi L.

 
Genus: Physalis
Family: Solanaceae
Subfamily: Solanoideae
Tribe: Physaleae
Subtribe: Physalinae
Nomen number: 102387
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:183. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 02-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 16 (4 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • Chinese-lantern  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • Japanese-lantern  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • red-flesh Cape-gooseberry  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • winter-cherry  (Source: Websters Dict) - English
  • Chinese lantern   - English (Canada)
  • alkékenge  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • coqueret  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • coqueret alkékenge   - French (Canada)
  • Blasenkirsche  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Lampionblume  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • alquequenje  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • alquequenje  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • capulí  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • vejiga de perro  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • judekörs  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • suan jiang  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Human food:
  • Medicines:
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Iran (n. & w.), Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Tajikistan, Turkmenistan
    • CHINA: China

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: India [Jammu and Kashmir]

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (widely natzd. in temperate regions)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Applequist, W. L. 2012. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 64. Taxon 61:1112-1113. Note: proposal recommended; if segregated from Physalis, the correct name for this species would be Alkekengi officinarum Moench
  3. Cabrera, A. L., dir. 1977-. Flora de la provincia de Jujuy, República Argentina.
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959-. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  5. Darbyshire, S. J. 2003. Inventory of Canadian Agricultural Weeds Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. 219.
  6. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  8. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  9. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  10. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Physalis+alkekengi&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  11. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  12. Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds
  13. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  14. Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  15. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  16. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants
  17. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  18. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  19. Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  20. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  21. Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  22. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  23. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  24. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  25. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  26. Steward, A. N. 1958. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley.
  27. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  28. Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  29. Whitson, M. & P. S. Manos. 2005. Untangling Physalis (Solanaceae) from the physaloids: a two-gene phylogeny of the Physalinae. Syst. Bot. 30:216-230. Note: this species forms part of a clade separate from most New World species of this genus
  30. Whitson, M. 2011. (2016) Proposal to conserve the name Physalis (Solanaceae) with a conserved type. Taxon 60:608-609. Note: part of a separate lineage from the New World species of this genus
  31. Willis, J. H. 1970-1972. A handbook to plants in Victoria.
  32. Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994-. Flora of China (English edition).
  33. Zohary, M. et al. 1980-. Conspectus florae orientalis.
  34. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

Check other web resources for Physalis alkekengi L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Flower: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=102387. Accessed 7 December 2019.