DV - 22DEC07 - 0108 :: Physalis sp.

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Dinesh Valke

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Apr 10, 2010, 10:55:43 AM4/10/10
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Dear friends,
Physalis species ... angled stem, blue-anthered flower, and black-nerved fruit.
This plant is most probably different from Gurcharan ji's, posted at http://groups.google.co.in/group/indiantreepix/browse_thread/thread/9fb32d393cafe38b?hl=en#
ID please.


Date/Time : December 22, 2007 at 1.08pm IST
Location Place : NH 3 near Padghe, (between Thane and Shahapur)
Altitude : 36 m
GPS
: 19°23'14.99"N, 73°13'35.26"E

Habitat : wild, near clearings and paths
Type
: scrub forest

Plant
Habit
: herbaceous bush, angled stem
Height
: about 30 - 50 cm
Length
: - not a climber -

Leaves
Type
: simple, alternate, margin entire, with hints of irregular shallow lobes
Shape
: ovate lanceolate
Size
: about 6 - 8 cm x 3 - 4 cm

Inflorescence
Type
: solitary, in axil
Size
: -

Flowers
Size
: about 1 cm across, not very sure
Colour
: pale yellow, darker yellow-brown near the base, greenish at centre
Calyx
: triangular ... 10-angled fruiting calyx, black nerved, longer than broad,
Bracts
: none

Fruits
Type
: berry, enclosed in calyx
Shape
: globose
Size
: about 1 cm, not sure
Seeds
: do not know.

Other Info :
Fragrance : do not know
Pollinator
: do not know
Uses
: could be medicinal, fruit edible.



Regards.
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Dinesh Valke

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Apr 17, 2010, 12:51:21 AM4/17/10
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... me thinks, this is Physalis angulata ... friends, please validate.
Regards.
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Muthu Karthick

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Apr 17, 2010, 1:53:15 AM4/17/10
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Yes Dineshji, looks like P. angulata
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