Physalis

Ripe physalis on a grey wooden table
Synonymes :
Cape Gooseberry, Goldenberry
Catégories : Plantes médicinales
Physalis_peruviana (Wikipedia)

Physalis peruviana
Uchuva 2005.jpg
Ripe orange fruits
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Solanales
Family:Solanaceae
Genus:Physalis
Species:
P. peruviana
Binomial name
Physalis peruviana
Synonyms
  • Alkekengi pubescens Moench
  • Boberella peruviana (L.) E.H.L. Krause
  • Physalis esculenta Salisb.
  • Physalis latifolia Lam.
  • Physalis tomentosa Medik.

Physalis peruviana, is a South American plant native to Peru, Ecuador and Colombia in the nightshade family (Solanaceae), commonly known as Cape gooseberry or goldenberry, known in their countries of origin as uchuva, and in Hawaii called poha, in addition to numerous indigenous and regional names. The history of P. peruviana cultivation in South America can be traced to the Inca. It has been cultivated in England since the late 18th century, and in South Africa in the Cape of Good Hope since at least the start of the 19th century. Widely introduced in the 20th century, P. peruviana is cultivated or grows wild across the world in temperate and tropical regions.

Physalis (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From New Latin Physalis, coined by Linnaeus from Ancient Greek φυσαλλίς (phusallís, bladder, wind instrument), from φυσιόω (phusióō, to puff up, blow up), φυσώ (phusṓ).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfɪsəlɪs/, /ˈfaɪsəlɪs/, /faɪˈseɪlɪs/

Noun

physalis (plural physalises)

  1. Any plant of the genus Physalis.
  2. The fruit of such a plant, typically firm in texture with a mild, refreshing
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