Physalis alkekengi L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 183 (1753)
This name is a synonym of Alkekengi officinarum

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens. [Cited as Alkekengi officinarum.]
  • Sennikov, A.N. (ed.) (2019). Flora of Uzbekistan 3: 1-201. Navro'z Publishers, Toshkent. [Cited as Alkekengi officinarum.]
  • Stace, C. (2019). New Flora of the British Isles ed. 4: 1-1266. C & M Floristics. [Cited as Alkekengi officinarum.]

This name was accepted following an alternative taxonomy by these authorities:

  • Castroviejo, S. (ed.) in Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2012). Flora Iberica 11: 1-672. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid. [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève. [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]
  • Knapp, W.M. & Naczi, R.F.C. (2021). Vascular plants of Maryland, USA. A comprehensive account of the state's botanical diversity. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 113: 1-151. [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]
  • Kochkareva, T.F. (ed.) (1986). Flora Tadzhikskoi SSR 8: 1-519. Izd-vo Akademii nauk SSSR, Moskva. [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]
  • Lee, W.T. (1996). Lineamenta Florae Koreae: 1-1688. Soul T'ukpyolsi: Ak'ademi Sojok. [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]
  • Nasir, Y.J. (1985). Flora of Pakistan 168: 1-61. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi. [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]
  • Pavlov, N.V. (ed.) (1965). Flora Kazakhstana 8: 1-445. Alma-Ata, Izd-vo Akademii nauk Kazakhskoi SSR. [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]
  • Schönbeck-Temesy, E. (1972). Flora Iranica 100: 1-82. Naturhistorisches Museums Wien. [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]
  • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1972). Flora Europaea 3: 1-370. Cambridge University Press. [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]
  • Vvedensky, A.I. (ed.) (1961). Flora Uzbekistana 5: 1-667. Izd-va Akademii nauk Uzbekskoi SSR, Tashkent. [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (1994). Flora of China 17: 1-378. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis). [Cited as Physalis alkekengi.]

Other Data

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