Physalis pubescens

ClassificationDicots
FamilySolanaceae
Family (Traditional)Solanaceae
GenusPhysalis
Species:Physalis pubescens L.
Common NameHusk Tomato
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: PCSF; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Rank: spiral; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Berry; Fruit Wet/Dry: Wet; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (FACU) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Physalis hylophila Physalis hylophila

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Calloway (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Lewis (KY), Lyon (KY), Ohio (KY), Trigg (KY), Benton (TN), Blount (TN), Cannon (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Decatur (TN), DeKalb (TN), Gibson (TN), Hawkins (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Jefferson (TN), Knox (TN), Lake (TN), Lauderdale (TN), McMinn (TN), McNairy (TN), Macon (TN), Marion (TN), Maury (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, MEM, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1947 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100673506 Fleming Kentucky 29 Sep 1963 Elizabeth M. Browne, Edward T. Browne, Jr.
8053
EKY
Physalis pubescens
BEREA020820 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Physalis pubescens
BEREA020819 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Physalis pubescens
BEREA020816 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Physalis pubescens
31973000015486 Calloway Kentucky 06 Mar 2016 Whitson, Maggie (Mary)
2016-0002 1/3
KNK
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191918 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191920 Macon Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191919 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191913 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191917 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191921 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191907 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191922 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191925 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191914 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
31234100674314 Ohio Kentucky 07 Oct 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5958
EKY
Physalis pubescens
31234100674306 Franklin Kentucky 30 Jul 1981 John MacGregor
FR-533
EKY
Physalis pubescens
31234100674322 Cheatham Tennessee 17 Jul 1976 Ronald L. Jones
EKY
Physalis pubescens
BEREA020817 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Physalis pubescens
BEREA020818 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Physalis pubescens
BEREA020821 Trigg Kentucky
BEREA
Physalis pubescens
BEREA020815 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0192161 Trigg Kentucky
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191908 Cannon Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191911 Cannon Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0192170 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191909 Cannon Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191916 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191928 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191912 Cannon Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191926 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191910 Cannon Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191927 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191924 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001649 Montgomery Tennessee 31 Oct 1998 E W Chester
13690
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001644 Montgomery Tennessee 18 Oct 1980 E W Chester
4539
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0050598 Williamson Tennessee
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0107715 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001637 Stewart Tennessee 27 Oct 1989 S E Holt, E W Chester
570
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001641 Montgomery Tennessee 05 Oct 1947 Alfred Clebsch
1143
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001635 Stewart Tennessee 04 Oct 1985 E W Chester
85-969
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001652 Obion Tennessee 29 Jul 1986 M Guthrie
1259
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001642 Montgomery Tennessee 05 May 1949 Floyd Brown & Alfred Clebsch
793
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001640 Trigg Kentucky 11 Oct 1985 Edward W. Chester
85-975
APSC
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191915 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
TENN-V-0191923 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001648 Humphreys Tennessee 16 Aug 2002 S M Gunn, E W Chester
609
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001650 Henry Tennessee 06 Sep 1990 E W Chester
90-424
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001632 Trigg Kentucky 23 Aug 1966 B Forrester
2440
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001643 Montgomery Tennessee 05 Nov 1949 F Brown, A Clebsch
793
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001723 Montgomery Tennessee 14 Aug 1998 E W Chester
13527
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001651 Benton Tennessee 24 Sep 1992 E W Chester
12938
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001631 Stewart Tennessee 10 Aug 1966 W H Ellis
2366
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001633 Stewart Tennessee 08 Oct 1980 J Stack
1082
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001639 Trigg Kentucky 08 Aug 2003 R L Thompson, D B Poindexter
3-826
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001708 Trigg Kentucky 06 Jul 1987 E W Chester
87-435
APSC
Physalis pubescens
HTTU016494 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis pubescens
HTTU009672 Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001634 Lyon Kentucky 11 Oct 1985 E W Chester
85-1018
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001645 Montgomery Tennessee 23 Oct 1971 E W Chester
2514
APSC
Physalis pubescens
APSC0001636 Trigg Kentucky 28 Jul 1966 E Wofford
2237
APSC
Physalis pubescens
HTTU016492 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis pubescens
HTTU009671 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis pubescens
HTTU016493 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis pubescens
HTTU024688 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Physalis pubescens
UCHT037492 Williamson Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148228 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148240 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148250 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148247 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148220 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148238 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148243 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
UCHT025890 DeKalb Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis pubescens
UCHT037499 Williamson Tennessee
UCHT
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148222 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148244 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148251 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148242 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148218 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148231 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148225 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148245 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148235 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148248 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148221 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148219 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148223 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148226 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148224 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148234 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148233 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148237 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148217 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148236 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148239 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148230 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148249 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148216 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT149289 Cannon Tennessee 01 Aug 1983 Milo Guthrie
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148215 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148241 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BEREA025207 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148246 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148227 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148229 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
BRIT148232 Tennessee
VDB
Physalis pubescens
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 13 Oct 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Physalis pubescens
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 29 Sep 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Physalis pubescens
ETSU026882 Hawkins Tennessee 29 Sep 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
191038
ETSU
Physalis pubescens
MEM017195 Lauderdale Tennessee 14 Aug 1976 Patrick Keiran
694
MEM
Physalis pubescens
ETSU026972 Hawkins Tennessee 13 Oct 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
191128
ETSU
Physalis pubescens
MEM004921 Lyon Kentucky 02 Sep 1970 Raymond Athey
1200
MEM
Physalis pubescens
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