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|Family: Solanaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Physalis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Physalis philadelphica Lam.
Habit: Annual < 10 dm; hairs 0 or sparse, simple, generally glandular. Leaf: generally 4--8 cm, +- ovate, entire to toothed. Inflorescence: pedicel 3--8 mm, < calyx, in fruit not longer. Flower: calyx 4.5--6 mm, in fruit 20--30+ mm, green with 10 purple veins; corolla 8--15 mm wide, +- rotate, yellow with 5 dark purple spots adaxially, tube hairy inside; anthers 2.5--3 mm, twisted after opening, each yellow and blue-green or 1-colored. Chromosomes: n=12.
Ecology: Disturbed places, cultivated fields, roadsides; Elevation: < 700 m. Bioregional Distribution: SNF, GV, CW, SCo, PR; Distribution Outside California: to eastern United States; native to Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Sep Note: Widely cultivated for food.
Synonyms: Physalis ixocarpa Hornem.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Physalis longifolia
Next taxon: Physalis pubescens
Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2017. Physalis philadelphica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=38081, accessed on February 21, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 21, 2017.