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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 183. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June-July.
Type: Lectotype: Described from Italy. Hb. Linn. 247/5 (LINN).
Distribution: Distribution: Europe (C. & S.), Iran, C. Asia.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The ‘chinese lantern plant’ is usually found in damp shady places from 1219-1800 m in Kashmir. Also sparingly cultivated for its edible fruit, which is also a diuretic and useful for gout. Spreads by suckers.
Illustration: Physalis alkekengi L. (Illustration)
Map Location: Kashmir: B-8 Keran, 5-6000', Jan Mohd. 188 (RAW); id., R. R. Stewart 17584 (RAW); C-8 Kazinag. Kutnar, Jan Mohd. 6365 (RAW).

 

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Plant up to 60 cm tall. subglabrous. Leaves 7-11 x 4-8.2 cm, ovate to ovate-cordate. sinuate to subentire, cuneate. Petiole up to 40 mm long. Flowers white. Calyx ± 6 mm long, orange-red. 25-60 mm in fruit. globose-conoid; lobes triangular. acute or acuminate. Corolla 11-15 mm long, campanulate. Stamens and style included. Berry c. 15 mm broad, globose, orange. Seeds 2.2 mm long, subreniform, compressed, minutely reticulate, brownish-yellow.
 
 
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