genus Physalis


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Noun1.genus Physalis - ground cherriesgenus Physalis - ground cherries      
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Solanaceae, potato family, Solanaceae - large and economically important family of herbs or shrubs or trees often strongly scented and sometimes narcotic or poisonous; includes the genera Solanum, Atropa, Brugmansia, Capsicum, Datura, Hyoscyamus, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solandra
ground cherry, husk tomato - any of numerous cosmopolitan annual or perennial herbs of the genus Physalis bearing edible fleshy berries enclosed in a bladderlike husk; some cultivated for their flowers
cape gooseberry, Physalis peruviana, purple ground cherry - annual of tropical South America having edible purple fruits
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However, the genus Physalis includes over one hundred species, many of which can be consumed, and some, such as Physalis angulata, are native to the North and Northeast regions of Brazil (LIMA et al.
There are many species of husk tomato, genus Physalis, mostly native to the Americas, not cultivated and tending to be weeds with undistinguished edible fruits.
The genus Physalis belong to the Solanaceae family, with about 120 species widely distributed in different regions of the world (Li et al., 2008), and according to Whitson (2012), Mexico seems to be the center of diversity of this genus.