Physalis angulata

Physalis angulata

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(Wild Gooseberry)

FAMILY

Solanaceae

Species

Physalis angulata

Common name(s)

Wild Gooseberry

Flower colour; life form

Flowers cream. Small shrub to 50 cm tall

Distinguishing features

Leaves alternate, ovate to ovate-lanceolate to 6 x 3 cm. Flowers on pedicels 20-25 mm long, corolla 5-angled, cream with large brown spots towards the base of the tube. Fruit a capsule with 10 angles. Nicandra has a blue corolla and calyx-lobes are longer than the tube when fruiting.

Physalis angulata