Physalis pubescens

Species:Physalis pubescens L.
Status:Native, UPL (NWPL)
Specimen: View details of USF Herbarium specimens

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Sub Class
Genus Physalis
Species Physalis pubescens L. - HUSK TOMATO


Citation PHYSALIS PUBESCENS Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 183. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 247.11). Lectotypified by Waterfall, Rhodora 60: 165. 1958.

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CountyHerbariaLiterature Citation (If Applicable)
Alachua FLAS  
Broward USF  
Calhoun FSU  
Charlotte USF  
Citrus FLAS  
Clay USF  
Collier USF  
Franklin FSU  
Gadsden FSU  
Gilchrist FSU  
Hendry FLAS  
Hernando USF  
Highlands FLAS  
Hillsborough USF  
Jackson USF  
Jefferson FSU  
Lake USF  
Lee USF  
Leon USF  
Levy USF  
Liberty FSU  
Manatee FLAS  
Marion FLAS  
Martin USF  
Miami-Dade USF  
Monroe Keys USF  
Monroe Mainland USF  
Palm Beach FLAS  
Pinellas USF  
Polk MICH-Lit Lit-MICH: Waterfall, Rhodora 60: 165. 1958.
Putnam FLAS  
Santa Rosa UWFP  
Sarasota USF  
Seminole USF  
St. Lucie NY-Lit Lit-NY: Waterfall, Rhodora 60: 165. 1958.
Taylor FSU  
Volusia USF  
Wakulla FSU  
Walton UWFP  


– Denotes synonyms that are applicable to the state. Show these synonyms only

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Alicabon barbadense Alicabon barbadense (Jacquin) Rafinesque, Sylva Tellur. 56. 1838.BASIONYM: Physalis barbadensis Jacquin 1781. 
Alkakengi procumbens Alkakengi procumbens Moench, Methodus 473. 1794, nom. illegit.BASIONYM: Physalis pubescens Linnaeus 1753. 
Boberella pubescens Boberella pubescens (Linnaeus) E. H. L. Krause, in Sturm, Deutschl. Fl., ed. 2. 10: 61. 1903.BASIONYM: Physalis pubescens Linnaeus 1753. 
Physalis barbadensis Physalis barbadensis Jacquin, Misc. Austr. 2: 360. 1781. TYPE: BARBADOS:
Physalis floridana Physalis floridana Rydberg, in Small, Fl. S.E. U.S. 983, 1337. 1903. TYPE: FLORIDA: Walton Co.: Without locality, 1885, Curtiss s.n. (holotype: NY; isotypes: NY 3 shts).
Physalis grisea Physalis grisea (Waterfall) M. Martínez, Taxon 42: 104. 1993.BASIONYM: Physalis pubescens Linnaeus, var. grisea Waterfall 1958. 
Physalis hirsuta var. barbadensis Physalis hirsuta Dunal, var. barbadensis (Jacquin) Dunal, in de Candolle, Prodr. 13(1): 445. 1852.BASIONYM: Physalis barbadensis Jacquin 1781. 
Physalis hirsuta var. integrifolia Physalis hirsuta Dunal, var. integrifolia Dunal, in de Candolle, Prodr. 13(1): 445. 1852. TYPE: OHIO:
Physalis integrifolia Physalis integrifolia (Dunal) D. B. Ward, Phytologia 90: 202. 2008.BASIONYM: Physalis hirsuta Dunal, var. integrifolia Dunal 1852. 
Physalis missouriensis Physalis missouriensis Mackenzie & Bush, Trans. Acad. Sci. St. Louis 12: 84. 1902. TYPE: MISSOURI: Jackson Co.: Red Bridge, 18 Sep 1901, Mackenzie 485 (holotype: NY; isotypes: GH, MICH, WIS).
Physalis pruinosa Physalis pruinosa Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 184. 1753. TYPE: Without data (lectotype: LINN 247.13). Lectotypified by Waterfall, Rhodora 60: 167. 1958.
Physalis pubescens var. grisea Physalis pubescens Linnaeus, var. grisea Waterfall, Rhodora 60: 167. 1958. TYPE: MASSACHUSETTS: Middlesex Co.: Cambridge, 24 Sep 1884, Deane s.n. (holotype: GH; isotype: NY).
Physalis pubescens var. integrifolia Physalis pubescens Linnaeus, var. integrifolia (Dunal) Waterfall, Rhodora 60: 166. 1958.BASIONYM: Physalis hirsuta Dunal, var. integrifolia Dunal 1852. 
Physalis pubescens var. missouriensis Physalis pubescens Linnaeus, var. missouriensis (Mackenzie & Bush) Waterfall, Rhodora 70: 575. 1968.BASIONYM: Physalis missouriensis Mackenzie & Bush 1902. 
Physalis pubescens var. pruinosa Physalis pubescens Linnaeus, var. pruinosa (Linnaeus) G. Don, Gen. Hist. 4: 449. 1838.BASIONYM: Physalis pruinosa Linnaeus 1753. 
Physalis turbinata Physalis turbinata Medikus, Hist. & Commentat. Acad. Elect. Sci. Theod.-Palat. 4: 189, t. 5. 1780. TYPE: Without data (lectotype: Medikus, Hist. & Commentat. Acad. Elect. Sci. Theod.-Palat. 4: t. 5(2). 1780). Lectotypified by R. A. Howard, Fl. Less. Antill., Dicot. 3: 285. 1989.
Physalis heterophylla Physalis heterophylla Colla, Herb. Pedem. 4: 279. 1835, non Nees von Esenbeck 1831. TYPE: BRAZIL: Amazonas [?]: "Barra de Coara", s.d., Martius [?] s.n. (lectotype: TO). Lectotypified by Moraes et al., Harvard Pap. Bot. 19(1): 139. 2014.
Physalis hylophila Physalis hylophila Standley, J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 14: 243. 1924. TYPE: EL SALVADOR: La Union: Laguna de Maquigue, 18 Feb 1922, Standley 20971 (holotype: US; isotypes: GH, NY).
Physalis latiphysa Physalis latiphysa Waterfall, Rhodora 60: 169. 1958. TYPE: ARIZONA: Pima Co.: Rondstadt Ranch, E of Baboquivari Mountains, 23 Sep 1939, Kearney & Peebles 14425 (holotype: ARIZ).
Physalis neesiana Physalis neesiana Sendtner, in Martius, Fl. Bras. 10: 131. 1846. TYPE: BRAZIL: Bahia: Rio Jequitinhonha ("Rio Belmonte"), 1816, Wied-Neuwied s.n. (lectotype: BR; isolectotypes: BR, OKLA(fragm), TO?). Lectotypified by Moraes et al., Harvard Pap. Bot. 19(1): 139. 2014.
Physalis pubescens var. minutifolia Physalis pubescens Linnaeus, var. minutifolia O. E. Schulz, in Urban, Symb. Antill. 6: 145. 1909. TYPE: BARBADOS:
Physalis villosa Physalis villosa Miller, Gard. Dict., ed. 8. 1768. TYPE: MEXICO: Veracruz:
Physalis viscidopubescens Physalis viscidopubescens Dunal, in de Candolle, Prodr. 13(1): 442. 1852.  


Country State County Date Specimen Notes Image
USA Florida Clay Co. 10 Apr 2000 C. Slaughter 11510
USA Florida Lee Co. 11 Aug 1978 S. Morrill 109
USA Florida Franklin Co. 23 Jul 1987 L. C. Anderson 10792
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 10 Jun 1986 R. P. Wunderlin 10205
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 06 May 2010 A. R. Franck 2038
USA Florida Hernando Co. 20 Apr 1985 C. vanHoek s.n.
USA Florida Monroe Co. 15 Dec 1960 F. C. Craighead s.n.
USA Florida Monroe Co. 15 May 1959 F. C. Craighead s.n.
USA Florida Collier Co. 27 Jan 2002 R. A. Hattaway CS0523
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 08 Jun 2008 A. R. Franck 629
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 04 Mar 1983 G. Fleming 3423
USA Florida Clay Co. 03 Jun 2005 J. M. Kunzer 1086
USA Florida Monroe Co. 11 Feb 1967 R. W. Long 2441
USA Florida Collier Co. 20 Jul 1965 O. K. Lakela 29010
USA Florida Lee Co. 21 Jul 1954 G. R. Cooley 2291
USA Florida Monroe Co. 07 Aug 1966 R. W. Long 2188
USA Florida Lake Co. 22 Nov 1980 R. F. Daubenmire s.n.
USA Florida Leon Co. 10 Jul 1955 R. K. Godfrey 53608
USA Florida Collier Co. 09 Oct 1962 G. R. Cooley 9007
USA Florida Pinellas Co. 28 Sep 1976 P. Genelle 2447
USA Florida Levy Co. 22 Sep 1959 G. R. Cooley 7175
USA Florida Lee Co. 20 Oct 1976 W. C. Brumbach 9079
USA Florida Volusia Co. 20 May 2010 C. Slaughter 17779
USA Florida Martin Co. May 1988 R. O. Woodbury s.n.
USA Florida Sarasota Co. 09 Jul 2009 D. Griffin OS0363
USA Florida Hillsborough Co. 30 Apr 2009 C. vanHoek HR0636
USA Florida Lee Co. 01 Aug 2006 S. W. Woodmansee 1880
USA Florida Seminole Co. 31 Aug 2012 D. H. Williams 3285
USA Florida Charlotte Co. 30 Aug 1999 S.W. Braem GI0192
USA Florida Miami-Dade Co. 20 Nov 1987 A. Herndon 1803
Dominican Republic El Seibo Prov. 13 Jun 1972 A. H. Liogier 18629
Jamaica Middlesex Co. St. Ann Par. 20 Dec 1953 R. A. Howard 13401
USA Florida Lee Co. 12 May 2008 S.W. Braem KS0139
Mexico Veracruz 25 Jan 1969 G. Martínez Calderón 1840
Mexico Veracruz Villa Azueta Mun. 06 Dec 1981 M. Nee 23807
Honduras Cortés Dept. 29 May 1970 F. A. Barkley 40467
USA Arkansas Craighead Co. 06 Nov 1950 D. Demaree 30312
USA Arkansas Saline Co. 08 Jul 1955 D. Demaree 37274
USA Tennessee Houston Co. 02 Aug 1969 R. Kral 35865
USA Mississippi Choctaw Co. 01 Aug 1956 J. D. Ray, Jr. 7333
USA Mississippi Jackson Co. 03 Aug 1952 J. D. Ray, Jr. 3034
USA Louisiana Rapides Par. 14 Sep 1958 J. A. Ewan 19409
USA South Carolina Richland Co. 14 Nov 1980 A. Brant 3A
USA Georgia McIntosh Co. 18 Jul 1956 W. H. Duncan 20311
USA California San Diego Co. 06 Mar 1883 H. N. Patterson s.n.
USA Florida Broward Co. 08 Nov 2019 J. Lange 194
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