Physalis longifolia Nutt.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (NIGHTSHADE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Physalis longifolia Nutt.
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : An exotic weed, naturalised in India in cultivated fileds
  • Key identification features : Stem dichotomously branched. Leaves glabrous above, puberulous beneath. Flowers solitary, axillary. Berries subglobose, smooth, orange coloured
  • Flower, Fruit : August-September
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Mumbai-City district, Mumbai Suburban district, Chandrapur district, Nagpur district, Pune district, Satara district
  • Literature : N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp.499. Botanical survey of India, Govt. Of India.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Physalis longifolia. Downloaded on 23 September 2019.

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