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Physalis
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Physalis (Groundcherry)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Physalis
  • Preferred Common Name
  • Groundcherry
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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PictureTitleCaptionCopyright
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry). Habit at Olinda, Maui.  December 25, 2006
TitleHabit
CaptionPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry). Habit at Olinda, Maui. December 25, 2006
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry). Habit at Olinda, Maui.  December 25, 2006
HabitPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry). Habit at Olinda, Maui. December 25, 2006©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); habit at Mokuauia, Oahu. February, 2005.
TitleHabit
CaptionPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); habit at Mokuauia, Oahu. February, 2005.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr-2005 - CC BY-3.0
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); habit at Mokuauia, Oahu. February, 2005.
HabitPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); habit at Mokuauia, Oahu. February, 2005.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr-2005 - CC BY-3.0
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); habit at Pohakuokala Gulch, Maui.  August 15, 2005
TitleHabit
CaptionPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); habit at Pohakuokala Gulch, Maui. August 15, 2005
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); habit at Pohakuokala Gulch, Maui.  August 15, 2005
HabitPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); habit at Pohakuokala Gulch, Maui. August 15, 2005©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); foliage and flowers. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
TitleFoliage and flowers
CaptionPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); foliage and flowers. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
Copyright©Rebekah D. Wallace/University of Georgia/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); foliage and flowers. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
Foliage and flowersPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); foliage and flowers. Georgia, USA. August 2009.©Rebekah D. Wallace/University of Georgia/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); Leaves and fruit at Olinda, Maui.  December 25, 2006
TitleLeaves and fruit capsules
CaptionPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); Leaves and fruit at Olinda, Maui. December 25, 2006
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); Leaves and fruit at Olinda, Maui.  December 25, 2006
Leaves and fruit capsulesPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); Leaves and fruit at Olinda, Maui. December 25, 2006©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); flower and fruit. Mokuauia, Oahu. February, 2005.
TitleFlower and fruit
CaptionPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); flower and fruit. Mokuauia, Oahu. February, 2005.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); flower and fruit. Mokuauia, Oahu. February, 2005.
Flower and fruitPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); flower and fruit. Mokuauia, Oahu. February, 2005.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); flower at Auwahi, Maui.  January 31, 2004
TitleFlower
CaptionPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); flower at Auwahi, Maui. January 31, 2004
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); flower at Auwahi, Maui.  January 31, 2004
FlowerPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); flower at Auwahi, Maui. January 31, 2004©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); close-up of flower. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
TitleFlower
CaptionPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); close-up of flower. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
Copyright©Rebekah D. Wallace/University of Georgia/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); close-up of flower. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
FlowerPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); close-up of flower. Georgia, USA. August 2009.©Rebekah D. Wallace/University of Georgia/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); fruit at Bubble Cave Haleakala National Park, Maui. July 12, 2011.
TitleFruits, with calyx
CaptionPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); fruit at Bubble Cave Haleakala National Park, Maui. July 12, 2011.
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); fruit at Bubble Cave Haleakala National Park, Maui. July 12, 2011.
Fruits, with calyxPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); fruit at Bubble Cave Haleakala National Park, Maui. July 12, 2011.©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); fruit capsule. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
TitleFruit capsule
CaptionPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); fruit capsule. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
Copyright©Rebekah D. Wallace/University of Georgia/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); fruit capsule. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
Fruit capsulePhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); fruit capsule. Georgia, USA. August 2009.©Rebekah D. Wallace/University of Georgia/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); fruit on display at Maui County Fair Kahului, Maui. September 30, 2012
TitleFruits, with calyx removed
CaptionPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); fruit on display at Maui County Fair Kahului, Maui. September 30, 2012
Copyright©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); fruit on display at Maui County Fair Kahului, Maui. September 30, 2012
Fruits, with calyx removedPhysalis peruviana (poha, Cape gooseberry); fruit on display at Maui County Fair Kahului, Maui. September 30, 2012©Forest Starr & Kim Starr - CC BY 4.0
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); fruit. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
TitleFruit
CaptionPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); fruit. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
Copyright©Rebekah D. Wallace/University of Georgia/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); fruit. Georgia, USA. August 2009.
FruitPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry, husk tomato); fruit. Georgia, USA. August 2009.©Rebekah D. Wallace/University of Georgia/Bugwood.org - CC BY-NC 3.0 US
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, at high density in a maize crop (Zea mays). Vonitsa region, Greece. August, 2013.
TitleHabit
CaptionPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, at high density in a maize crop (Zea mays). Vonitsa region, Greece. August, 2013.
Copyright©Ilias S. Travlos-2013
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, at high density in a maize crop (Zea mays). Vonitsa region, Greece. August, 2013.
HabitPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, at high density in a maize crop (Zea mays). Vonitsa region, Greece. August, 2013.©Ilias S. Travlos-2013
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, at high density in a maize crop (Zea mays). Vonitsa region, Greece. August, 2013.
TitleHabit
CaptionPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, at high density in a maize crop (Zea mays). Vonitsa region, Greece. August, 2013.
Copyright©Ilias S. Travlos-2013
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, at high density in a maize crop (Zea mays). Vonitsa region, Greece. August, 2013.
HabitPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, at high density in a maize crop (Zea mays). Vonitsa region, Greece. August, 2013.©Ilias S. Travlos-2013
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, in a soybean crop (Glycine max). Vonitsa region, Greece. September, 2010.
TitleHabit
CaptionPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, in a soybean crop (Glycine max). Vonitsa region, Greece. September, 2010.
Copyright©Ilias S. Travlos-2010
Physalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, in a soybean crop (Glycine max). Vonitsa region, Greece. September, 2010.
HabitPhysalis angulata (cutleaf groundcherry); habit, in a soybean crop (Glycine max). Vonitsa region, Greece. September, 2010.©Ilias S. Travlos-2010

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Physalis L.

Preferred Common Name

  • Groundcherry

International Common Names

  • French: Alkekenge

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Blasenkirsche; Judenkirsche

EPPO code

  • PHYSS (Physalis sp.)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Solanales
  •                         Family: Solanaceae
  •                             Genus: Physalis