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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

Physalis walteri Nutt.
Walter’s groundcherry

Physalis walteri
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, South Florida, 2012

Family: Solanaceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Secure

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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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: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. We consider this native and extant in the lower Keys.

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Physalis walteri has been reported from the following 5 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
Bahia Honda State Park Reported
Curry Hammock State Park Reported
Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Long Key State Park Reported
National Key Deer Refuge Present Native




Physalis walteri has been reported for the following 2 habitats in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Beach Dune
Pine Rockland


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Physalis walteri
Copyright by: George D. Gann
in habitat, South Florida, 2012

Physalis walteri
Copyright by: George D. Gann

Physalis walteri
Copyright by: Shirley Denton