EPPO Global Database

Physalis alkekengi(PHYAL)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-04-08

Basic information
  • EPPO code: PHYAL
  • Preferred name: Physalis alkekengi
  • Authority: Linnaeus

Notes

Asia (but replaced in Japan by var. franchetii, q.v.) to Europe. The native range appears obscure since the species seems most probably to be an archaeophyte in Europe (i.e. introduced and cultivated in ancient times), naturalized but now tending to disappear. Cultivated as a medicinal plant and ornamental in China.

In Europe, P. alkekengi is still cultivated as an ornamental, and occasionally naturalized as a result. Any fruit production in Europe is based on non-European Physalis spp. The English common name "Cape gooseberry" is in fact not appropriate for P. alkekengi, since it recalls the production of fruits of non-native Physalis spp. in South Africa, for export. 


Common names
Name Language
мехунка Bulgarian
mochyně židovská třešeň Czech
jødekirsebær Danish
Blasenkirsche German
gemeine Blasenkirsche German
gemeine Judenkirsche German
gemeine Lampionpflanze German
gemeine Laternenpflanze German
gewöhnliche Blasenkirsche German
gewöhnliche Judenkirsche German
Judenkirsche German
Lampionpflanze German
Lanternenpflanze German
φυσαλίδα Greek
bladder cherry English
Cape gooseberry English (GB)
Chinese lantern plant English (US)
Japanese lantern English
alquequenje Spanish
alquequenje común Spanish
camapú Spanish
solano vejigoso Spanish
vejiga de perro Spanish
vejiga de perro Spanish
alkékenge French
alkekenge commun French
coqueret French
coqueret alkékenge French
šumska mjehurica Croatian
zsidócseresznye Hungarian
accatengi Italian
alchechengi comune Italian
coralli Italian
palloncini Italian
カガチ Japanese
ホオズキ Japanese
アカカガチ Japanese
akakagachi Japanese
hô-zuki Japanese
kagachi Japanese
echte lampionplant Dutch
gewoon jodenkers Dutch
miechunka rozdęta Polish
alquequenje Portuguese
cerejas-de-judeu Portuguese
erva-noiva Portuguese
păpălău Romanian
китайский фонарик Russian
мохунька Russian
пёсья вишня Russian
пузырчатая вишня Russian
физалис обыкновенный Russian
čerešňa židovska Slovak
machovka čerešňová Slovak
machovka židovska Slovak
navadno volčje jabolko Slovene
fshikakuqe Albanian
fshikakuqi Albanian
вучја јагода Serbian
обична мјехурица Serbian
обични љосковац Serbian
judekörs Swedish
vanlig judekörs Swedish
güveyfeneri Turkish
фізаліс звичайний Ukrainian
suān jiāng Chinese
酸浆 Chinese