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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. U.S.A. to Mexico.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

Native to:

Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Oklahoma, Texas

Physalis mollis Nutt. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drummond, J. [187], Texas K000759420
Drummond, J. [241], USA K000759422
Drummond, J. [205], Texas K000759421

First published in Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n.s., 5: 194 (1835)

Accepted by

  • Kral, R., Diamond, A.R., Ginzbarg, S.L., Hansen, C.J., Haynes, R.R., Keener, B.R., Lelong, M.G., Spaulding, D.D. & Woods, M. (2011). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Alabama: 1-112. Botanical reseach institute of Texas.
  • Pretz, C. & Deanna, R. (2020). Typifications and nomenclatural notes on Physalis (Solanaceae) from the United States Taxon 69: 170-192.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Kral, R., Diamond, A.R., Ginzbarg, S.L., Hansen, C.J., Haynes, R.R., Keener, B.R., Lelong, M.G., Spaulding, D.D. & Woods, M. (2011). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Alabama: 1-112. Botanical reseach institute of Texas.
  • Villaseñor, J.L. (2016). Checklist of the native vascular plants of Mexico Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87: 559-902.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0