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Apple of Peru, Shoofly Plant; ‘Ranpopati’ ‘रानपोपटी’ in Marathi;
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Stem erect, branched, angular, leaves ovate or elliptic, up to 15 cm long, on up to 5 cm long petiole, sparsely pubescent, sinuate-dentate or lobed; calyx deeply parted with broadly ovate lobed; corolla pale blue or blue-purple with white center, up to 4 cm in dam; berry brown or yellow, up to 2 cm in diam.
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Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn. [Solanaceae]: Name: Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.

Family: Solanaceae
Location: Ooty town, Nilgiris
Date: 23 Jan 2011


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Solanacea Week- Nicandra physaloides from Morni Hills: This is Nicandra physaloides from Morni Hills in Haryana, again shot in October 2010.



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Physalis for ID : 030811 : AK-2: Taken at Kodaikanal on 25/10/08.
Found growing wild.
A small plant.

Looks like Nicandra physaloides, a native of Peru.


Yes colour of corolla and strongly winged calyx support Nicandra physalodes.


This American plant is also widely cultivated and readily naturalizes. It features in Revised Handbook of Flora of Ceylone as also in enumeration of Flowering Plants of Nepal.



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Flora of Chakrata: Nicandra physaloides from Mussoorie Chakrata RoadNicandra physaloides from Mussoorie Chakrata Road



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Nicandra physaloides: Attached pic I clicked at Mahabaleshwar. This Nicandra physaloides was blooming in d wild.

Common name- Shoofly Plant
Plant Habit- Shrub
Habitat- Wild
Dated- 26 th Jan 11.


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Plant having Physalis like fruits:

please give some clue to trace the identity of this plant.
Locality: Jarandeshwar hill, Near Satara, Maharashtra
Habit: Fleshy herbs, up to 7 feet high
Stem: Quandrangular, smooth, green
Leaves: Papery, cuneate, 15×12 cm, ovate
Flowers: Purple coloured, 2.5-4 cm long

Calyx: auricled, green about 2 cm long


… most probably Nicandra physaloides (family Solanaceae) native of S. America.


Thanks a lot …,

By seeing other related posts I am convinced its Nicandra physaloids only,



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VOF Week: Nicandra physaloides — along Govindghat- Ghangaria trail: Nicandra physaloides (Family: Solanaceae) — along Govindghat- Ghangaria trail.

 


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KAS Week::(Nicandra physaloides-07/10/2012-NJ): Nicandra physaloidesApple of Peru (Popati– Marathi)



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Herb for ID – NS1 131012- from Pune:  plz help me identify this herb, photographed at Uruvade village, Pune. Dated- 4th oct 12.
Habit- Herb
Habitat-Wild
Height- 5 feet
Leaves- serrated
Flowers- White- lavender

Yes Nicandra physalodes


 


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Panchagani tour .. Nicandra physaloides : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Sharing pictures of Nicandra physaloides, Solanaceae

picture taken at Panchagani MH on Sept 2013


sorry same pic got uploaded twice actually i wish to upload pic of fruits as in this post



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Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn SN June 12 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).

Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn, Fam: Solanaceae weed from Coonor area of Nilgiri, Tamilnaduat an altitude of 1500m


Thanks … for this post.. the flowers in this herb are very beautiful…



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Requesting to please validate ID of this plant captured near Satara, Maharashtra in October 2014.
Is this Nicandra physolodes?

Again, apologies for the quality of pics, it was too windy on the hill


Yes, Nicandra physalodes..


Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.

at Panchagani on August 25-26, 2010



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Nicandra physaloides (Shoofly plant) from Satara



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Attached are pictures of Nicandra physalodes captured at Ooty by the roadside in November 2013.

Was posted on the forum earlier and identified.


Very nice flower and photos … New variance of the ornamental.

This branching herb is commonly encountered at mid altitudes of Himalayas, the flowers are beautiful..
Nicandra physaloides, seen this at many places near Chakrata, Mussoorie, Shimla, Morni Hills..
present shots are from Chakrata area.

Nicandra physaloides (Family: Solanaceae) — along Govindghat- Ghangaria trail.


yes Shoofly flower, often volunteered plant, though I have had catalogues of garden flowers that listed them… nice.

was this a garden plant where you found it?


Attached are pictures of Nicandra physalodes captured at Satara by the roadside in October 2014.



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Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn, Fruct. Sem. Pl. 2: 237. 1791.
Stem erect, branched, angular, leaves ovate or elliptic, up to 15 cm long, on up to 5 cm long petiole, sparsely pubescent, sinuate-dentate or lobed; calyx deeply parted with broadly ovate lobed; corolla pale blue or blue-purple with white center, up to 4 cm in dam; berry brown or yellow, up to 2 cm in diam.
Photographed from along Mussoorie Chakrata Road


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Seen growing wild by the roadside.

Picture taken in Jan,2009.


Yes … Nice photograph



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Nicandra physalodes

Pune; Mahabaleshwar


This is a herb with beautiful flowers, nicely recorded too..



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Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn. : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)- around 600 kb each
Sharing some pictures of Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn. shot at Chobhar Kathmandu Nepal on 15 September 2016 at 4600 ft.

Location: Chobhar, Kathmandu, Nepal  
Date: 7 August 2018
Elevation: 4500 ft.
Habit : Wild
Attachments (4)– around 600 kb each


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At Nature Park, Manali, Himachal Pradesh: 09/10/2008; at Tiwai Hill, near Chas-kaman dam- Feb.’09?; Panchagani Mahabaleshwar route- Nov 2009; Chakarata in October’09; way to Kalsubai- April’10?; A Confusion – Physalis minima & Nicandra physalodes – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Plant 16 – indiantreepix | Google Groups Physalis peruviana – indiantreepix | Google Groups Is this Ipomoea variety? – efloraofindia | Google Groups

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