Solanaceae Week: Physalis grisea from Tikkar Tal Lake Morni

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Gurcharan Singh

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Apr 10, 2011, 10:59:00 PM4/10/11
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Physalis grisea (Waterf.) M. Martínez, Taxon 42:104. 1993


One more addition to the Solanaceae week. Plant similar and often confused with P. peruviana like which it has brown spots at the base of corolla and plant is densely villous, but diifers in its small, annual habit, smaller flowers (9-10 mm across), smaller fruiting calyx abruptly acuminate at apex, covered with long simple and glandular hairs and bluish anthers. 

Photographed on April 10 from Tikkar Tal Lake in Morni, Haryana..

Common names: dwarf Cape-gooseberry, hairy ground-cherry, strawberry-tomato

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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 24, 2015, 11:47:29 AM2/24/15
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After careful scrutiny it appears that my image number 1 and 5 belong to P. pruinosa
2,3,4 and 6 belong to P. grisea
Unfortunately I do not have open flowers of P. pruinosa for conclusive distinction.
Please note colour of leaves and fruiting calyx shape.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089

JM Garg

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Sep 22, 2022, 11:55:12 AMSep 22
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I feel all images belong to Physalis grisea (Waterf.) M. Martinez
Look different from images at Physalis pruinosa L.
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Phasalis-grisea-Tikkar-tal-lake-Morni-4.jpg
Phasalis-grisea-Tikkar-tal-lake-Morni-5.jpg
Phasalis-grisea-Tikkar-tal-lake-Morni-6.jpg
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