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Physalis angulata L.

Synonyms

Boberella angulata, Physalis arenaria, Physalis capsicifolia, Physalis capsicoides, Physalis dubia, Physalis esquirolii, Physalis flexuosa, Physalis hermannii, Physalis linkiana, Physalis micrantha, Physalis pendula, Physalis pruinosa, Physalis ramosissima

Common names

Cutleaf groundcherry, balloon cherry, gooseberry

Extract from Wikipedia article

Physalis angulata is an erect, herbaceous, annual plant belonging to the nightshade family Solanaceae. It is known by several names, including angular winter cherry, balloon cherry, cutleaf groundcherry, gooseberry, hogweed, wild tomato, camapu, and occasionally other common names for the genus Physalis. It reproduces by seed. Its leaves are dark green and roughly oval, often with tooth shapes around the edge. The flowers are five-sided and pale yellow; the yellow-orange fruits are born inside a balloon-like calyx. It is native to the Americas, but is now widely distributed and naturalized in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide.[+]

LinkBalloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming balloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkFruit of balloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkFlower of balloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkClose up of a fruit of balloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkBlooming balloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkBalloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) with back lit leaves and a flower on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkRipe fruits of balloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, October 25, 2014
LinkFruit of balloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsSalwa Road, Qatar
LinkBalloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkRipe fruits of balloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkFruits of balloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkClose up of fruits of balloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkBalloon cherry (cutleaf groundcherry, Physalis angulata) among grass on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, August 21, 2015
Location on mapsAl Wukair Street, Qatar

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