Physalis angulata L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Physalis angulata L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Annual, 2–10 dm, glabrous, or with a few short appressed hairs especially on the younger parts; lvs mostly 4–10 cm, ovate to lance-ovate, irregularly and often coarsely toothed to entire; cor yellowish, not dark in the center, 4–10 mm; anthers 1–2.3 mm; 2n=24, 48. Tropical Amer., n. to se. Va. and Mo., and rarely adventive northward. Summer. Var. angulata, with essentially the range of the sp., has pedicels 5–15 mm in fl, 20–30 mm in fr, the cal-teeth 2–2.5 mm in fl, the mature cal 2.5–3.5 cm. The well marked var. pendula (Rydb.) Waterf., of Mo. to Kans. and Tex., and occasionally intr. eastward, has pedicels 15–40 mm in fl, 20–40 mm in fr, the cal-teeth 1 mm in fl, the mature cal 2–2.5 cm. (P. pendula)