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Physaliastrum sinense (Hemsley) D'Arcy & Z. Y. Zhang


Description from Flora of China

Chamaesaracha sinensis Hemsley, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 26: 174. 1890; Archiphysalis sinensis (Hemsley) Kuang; Physalis sinensis (Hemsley) Averett.

Herbs perennial, 1-2 m tall, glabrous. Petiole 0.5-2.5 cm; leaf blade ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 3-7 × 2-4 cm, sometimes with scattered pubescence adaxially, glabrous abaxially, sometimes ciliate, base obtuse or acuminate, sometimes oblique, margin entire, sinuate, or with a few teeth, apex acuminate. Flowers in clusters of 2 or 3; pedicel 2-2.5 cm. Calyx ca. 4 × 3 mm; teeth short deltate, apex obtuse, ciliate. Corolla white, with green spots at throat, ca. 1 × 1 cm, divided to halfway; lobes narrowly ovate, densely pubescent adaxially, ciliate. Stamens ca. 8 mm. Ovary ca. 2 mm. Fruiting calyx oblate, 1.5 × 1.8-2 cm, faintly 10-angular, 10-ribbed, contracted and open at apex. Berry yellow-green. Seeds pale yellow. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Sep-Oct.

* Forests, slopes; 300-1400 m. Anhui (Qimen Xian), Guizhou (Dejiang, Yongjiang Xians), W Hubei, E and W Sichuan.


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