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Physalis angulata

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Solanaceae
Scientific name  Physalis angulata
Rank  Species
Order  Solanales
Genus  Physalis
Higher classification  Physalis
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Similar  Physalis, Solanum cheesmaniae, Solanum pimpinellifolium, Peruvian groundcherry, Nightshade

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Physalis angulata is an erect, herbaceous, annual plant belonging to the nightshade family Solanaceae. It reproduces by seed. Its leaves are dark green and roughly oval, often with tooth shapes around the edge. The flowers are five-sided and pale yellow; the yellow-orange fruits are born inside a balloon-like calyx. It is native to the Americas, but is now widely distributed and naturalized in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide.


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It is related to, but not to be confused with Physalis peruviana, the Cape gooseberry, a fruit native to, and cultivated in the western Andes, and exported worldwide.

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Vernacular names

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  • English common names include: angular winter cherry, balloon cherry, cutleaf groundcherry, gooseberry, hogweed, wild tomato, camapu, and occasionally other common names for the genus Physalis.
  • In Malayalam it is known as njottanjodiyan (ഞൊട്ടാഞൊടിയൻ) and mottaampuli(മൊട്ടാമ്പുളി).

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