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  Physalis angulata
  Citation:  Physalis angulata L., Sp. Pl. 183. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 238. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 939(659). 1923; Babu, Fl. Malappuram Dist. 499. 1990; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 316. 1996; Sivar. & Mathew, Fl. Nilambur 462. 1997; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 211. 2002; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 350. 2005; Sunil & Sivadasan, Fl. Alappuzha Dist. 483. 2009; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 570. 2009. Physalis minima L., Sp. Pl. 183. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 4: 238. 1883; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 939(659). 1923; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 277. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 251. 1985; Manilal, Fl. Silent Valley 192. 1988; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 309. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 273. 1989; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 316. 1990; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 320. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 244. 1995; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 217. 1999.
  Malayalam Name(s): Ajodinjotta, Njodinjotta, Njottanjodian, Pottichedi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Sunberry, Country gooseberry
  Description: Annual herbs; branches angular. Leaves simple, alternate, 3-7 x 1.5-3 cm, ovate or elliptic-lanceolate, apex acute base cuneate, unequal sided, margins dentate or sinuate, sometimes entire, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; petiole to 4 cm long. Flowers axillary, solitary; pedicels ca 8 mm long. Calyx campanulate, 5-toothed, inflated and to 2.5 cm across in fruit. Corolla pale-yellow with a purple base, campanulate, c. 8 mm across; limb plicate, shortly lobed. Stamens 5, unequal; anthers oblong. Ovary globose, glabrous; ovules many; style linear; stigma obscurely 2-lobed. Berry 6-8 mm across, globose, enclosed by the inflated calyx; seeds many, discoid, minutely rugose.
  Habit: Herb
  Flowering & Fruiting: July-December
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Degraded forests and waste places
  Distribution: Tropical Asia, Africa and Australia
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Yellow
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Peechi, Chinnar, Thunakkadavu, Nilikkal, Kodumon, Sabari hills, Aralam, Kakkayangad, Payyavur, Karimbam, Neriamangalam, Dhoni R. F., Mukkali forests, Alleppey town, Pallana, Canoli, Ariankavu, Thenmalai
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