The status of Physalis hederifolia (Solanaceae) in Louisiana, U.S.A.


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Physalis hederifolia A. Gray (Solanaceae) has been attributed to the state of Louisiana in the U.S.A. None of the specimens upon which this attribution is based actually belong to this taxon, and the vast majority of them have been determined to belong to a new obligate psammophyte Physalis species with large calyces and seeds that ranges from south-central Texas north and east to southwestern Arkansas and central Louisiana.


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How to Cite

Pyne, M. (2018). The status of Physalis hederifolia (Solanaceae) in Louisiana, U.S.A. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 12(1), 317–321.