Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Physalis
Family: Solanaceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
peruviana
NOTES

A soft, herbaceous or shrub-like plant which may be over a metre in height. The large pale green leaves are densely hairy. Introduced from tropical South America.


AUTHORITY
L.
Sub Author
Conservation
Exotic
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: The yellow flowers have dark markings in the centre and blue anthers. The fruit, which is enclosed in a bladder-like structure, is yellow when mature
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Cape gooseberry
Gooseberry
Appelliiefie
Exotic
Habitat
NOTES: Found mainly in more shaded areas which have been disturbed. Very common after the 2007 fire
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Food
The fruit is edible and is often made into jam
Toxicity
Leaves and unripe fruit said to be toxic to humans
Months
October
November
December
January
February
Synonyms for Species
Alkekengi pubescens
Boberella peruviana
Physalis esculenta
Physalis latifolia
Physalis tomentosa



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