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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
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 02-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 06-Jan-2003
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • Cape-gooseberry   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • goldenberry   (Source: Lost Crops Incas ) – English
  • gooseberry-tomato   (Source: F Ceylon ) – English
  • Peruvian ground-cherry   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • Peruvian-cherry   (Source: AH 505 ) – English
  • capuli   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • coqueret du Peru   (Source: Pl GR Newsl ) – French
  • Andenkirsche   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Kapstachelbeere   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • peruanische Judenkirsche   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • groselha-do-Peru   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • bate-testa   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • camapú   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • erva-noiva-do-peru   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • physalis   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • alquequenje   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • capulí   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • uvilla   (Source: Pl GR Newsl ) – Spanish (Ecuador)
  • kapkrusbär   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

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

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Eritrea; Ethiopia; Somalia
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya
    West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
    West Tropical Africa: Ghana; Nigeria; Sierra Leone
    South Tropical Africa: Angola; Malawi; Mozambique; Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Botswana; Lesotho; South Africa; Swaziland
    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
    Northern Europe: Ireland; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czechoslovakia
    Southeastern Europe: Italy
    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 cultivated

References:

  • Agnew, A. D. Q. 1974. Upland Kenya wild flowers: a flora of the ferns and herbaceous flowering plants of upland Kenya.
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Babu, C. R. 1977. Herbaceous flora of Dehra Dun.
  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Black, J. M. 1943–1957. Flora of Southern Australia, ed. 2.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon.
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • Facciola, S. 1990. Cornucopia, a source book of edible plants.
  • Figueiredo, E. & G. F. Smith. 2008. Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • George, A. S., ed. 1980–. Flora of Australia.
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  • Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  • Integrated Botanical Information System (IBIS). Australian plant common name database (on-line resource).
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953–1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  • Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • Merrill, E. D. 1922–1926. An enumeration of Philippine flowering plants.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  • Munro, D. B. Canadian poisonous plants information system (on-line resource).
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Nuez, F. et al. 1993. Recolección de especies hortícolas en Ecuador. Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 96:29–33.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Sell, P. & G. Murrell. 1996–. Flora of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • Sudhakaran, S. & A. Ganapathi. 1999. Biosystematics of South Indian Physalis. Pp. 335–340 in: Nee, M. et al., eds., Solanaceae IV: advances in biology and utilization.
  • Terrell, E. E. et al. 1986. Agric. Handb. no. 505.
  • Thulin, M., ed. 1993–. Flora of Somalia.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Verheij, E. W. M. & R. E. Coronel, eds. 1991. Edible fruits and nuts. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 2:254.
  • Vietmeyer, N. D., ed. 1989. Lost crops of the Incas.
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands.
  • Weber, E. 2003. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds.
  • Willis, J. H. 1970–1972. A handbook to plants in Victoria.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
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  • PlantSystematics.org
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