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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Physalis angulata L.
Cutleaf groundcherry

Physalis angulata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Solanaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: United States, the West Indies, Mexico, Central America and South America.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Apparently Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Present

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Native

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Critically Imperiled

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Reported in 1884 by J. Cosmo Melvill for the island of Key West.  Reported in 1913 by John Kunkel Small for hammocks on the island of Key West.  We consider this native to the upper Keys and lower Keys, but perhaps extirpated in the lower Keys.

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Physalis angulata has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Present Native




Physalis angulata has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Disturbed Upland


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Physalis angulata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Physalis angulata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Physalis angulata
Copyright by: Shirley Denton