Physalis peruviana

ClassificationDicots
FamilySolanaceae
Family (Traditional)Solanaceae
GenusPhysalis
Species:Physalis peruviana L.
Common NamePeruvian Groundcherry
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Region of Origin: South America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; 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; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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: Nelson (KY), Shelby (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, MEM

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1963 - 1985

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0069491 Nelson Kentucky 01 Sep 1985 Max Medley
APSC
Physalis peruviana
MEM001017 Shelby Tennessee 14 May 1964 Harvey B. Vaughn
63
MEM
Physalis peruviana
MEM001016 Shelby Tennessee 01 May 1963 Bob Campbell
87
MEM
Physalis peruviana
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Plant Photos

Physalis peruviana - Milo Pyne
Physalis peruviana - Milo Pyne
Physalis peruviana - Milo Pyne
Physalis peruviana - Milo Pyne
Physalis peruviana - Milo Pyne
Physalis peruviana - Milo Pyne