Physalis peruviana L.

 
  • Family : SOLANACEAE
    (NIGHTSHADE FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Solanaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Physalis peruviana var. latifolia (Lam.) Dunal; Physalis latifolia Lam.; Physalis pubescens R.Br.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Physalis peruviana L.
  • Common name : Cape Gooseberry, Peruvian groundcherry
  • Vernacular name : Tipari (Hindi); Perunkunni, Pottipallam (Tamil); Budda basara (Telugu); Karimpotti, Pottapalachedi, Malathakkalikeera (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : On hills above 1000m, a weed of fallow ground.
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy & Arun Singh; R. Raghavendra Rao
  • Collection Date : 31-10-2015; 31-01-1971
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0378; R.R. Rao 1218
  • Collection Locality : Swamy malai Hills, Vellore district (TN); B.R. Hills, Chamarajanagar district (KA)
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Anantapur district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district, East Godavari district, Guntur district, Krishna district, Kurnool district, Nellore district, Prakasam district, Srikakulam district, Vishakapatnam district, Vizianagaram district, West Godavari district
    • Telangana : Nalgonda district, Khammam district, Mehboobnagar district
    • Karnataka : Davanagare district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Pathanamthitta district, Kollam district
    • Odisha : Angul district, Balasore district, Bargarh district, Bolangir district, Boudh district, Cuttack district, Deogarh district, Dhenkanal district, Gajapati district, Ganjam district, Kalhandi district, Kandhamal district, Kendrapara district, Keonjhar district, Khurda district, Koraput district, Malkangiri district, Mayurbhanj district, Puri district, Rayagada district, Sambalpur district, Sundergarh district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Dharmapuri district, Kanchipuram (Changalpattu-CGP) district, Karur district, Krishnagiri district, Madurai district, Namakkal district, Pudukkottai district, Sivaganga district, Salem district, Tiruchirapalli district, Tiruvannamalai district, Villipuram district, Vellore district
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Naturalized in Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Pullaiah et al., 2011 - Flora of Eastern Ghats Vol. 4; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 2; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI; Rao & Razi, 1981 – A Synoptic Flora of Mysore District; Manjunath et al., 2003 – Flora of Davanagere District
  • 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 peruviana. Downloaded on 12 November 2019.

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