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Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.

Synonyms

Atropa daturifolia, Atropa physalodes, Atropa physaloides, Boberella nicandra, Calydermos erosus, Nicandra minor, Pentagonia physalodes, Physalis daturifolia, Physalodes peruviana

Common names

Shoo-fly plant, apple-of-Peru

Extract from Wikipedia article

Nicandra is a monotypic genus of flowering plants in the nightshade family containing the single species Nicandra physalodes. It is known by the common names apple-of-Peru and shoo-fly plant. It is native to Peru, and it is known elsewhere as an introduced species and sometimes a weed. It is also kept as an ornamental plant.[+]

LinkFlower buds of shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) in a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016
Location on mapsAl Furqan St, Doha, Qatar
LinkOpened flower bud of shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) taken from a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016
LinkFlower buds of shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) taken from a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016
LinkShoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) in a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 22, 2016
Location on mapsAl Furqan St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBlooming shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) in a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 22, 2016
Location on mapsAl Furqan St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBlooming shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) with an opening flower in a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 22, 2016
Location on mapsAl Furqan St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower of shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) in a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 22, 2016
Location on mapsAl Furqan St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBlooming shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) with flower buds in a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 22, 2016
Location on mapsAl Furqan St, Doha, Qatar
LinkOpening flower of shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) in a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 22, 2016
Location on mapsAl Furqan St, Doha, Qatar
LinkFlower of shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) taken from a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 22, 2016
LinkFlower and green fruit of shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) taken from a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 22, 2016
LinkFruits of Shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) taken from a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
Location on mapsAl Rayhan St, Doha, Qatar
LinkGreen fruit of Shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) taken from a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
Location on mapsAl Rayhan St, Doha, Qatar
LinkDry fruits of Shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) taken from a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
LinkBrown seeds of Shoo-fly plant (Nicandra physalodes) taken from a shady spot on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016

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