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Physalis angulata

Basic information
Scientific name Physalis angulata

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Common names Wild capegooseberry, Annual ground cherry, Cutleaf groundcherry, llanceleaf groundcherry
Higher taxon Solanaceae, Solanales, Magnoliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range North America, tropical Amrica
Habitat crop field, grass farm, road side, ruderal, edge of forest
Invasion information
Range in Japan Almost entire Japan. Range in Japan
Origin Unknown.
Date recorded in 1828
Route accidentally introduced with agriculture material.
Impact competition with native species, crops, grass carpet. hosting virus.
Regulation in Japan Import of Solanacea plants from countries or areas with Ceratitis capitata, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Globodera rostochiensis, Globodera pallida, Synchytrium endobioticum, or Peronospora tabacina is prohibited by the Plant Protection Law.
Introduced range in other countries South America, Oceania, Asia, Africa, Europe.
Reference Notes
  • Ecol Soc Jpn (ed) (2002) Handbook of Alien Species in Japan. Chijinshokan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Jpn Assoc Advanc Phyto-Regul & Inst Contr Agrochem, Minist Agr, China (2000) Chinese Colored Weed Illustrated Book. Zenkoku-Noson-Kyoiku-Kyokai, Tokyo
  • Ogaito, H (2009, pers. comm., an occurrence record in Nshinomiya, Hyogo on 2008/11/1)
  • Okuda (ed) (1997) Wild plants of Japan. Shogakukan, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Shimizu (ed) (2003) Naturalized Plants of Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.