Flora of the Southeastern United States
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SOLANACEAE

Physalis cinerascens (Dunal) A.S. Hitchcock var. cinerascens . Smallflower Ground-cherry. Hab: Dry areas. Dist: AR, KS, and NM south to w. LA, TX, and Mexico; native distribution limits are uncertain.

ID notes: Physalis cinerascens var. cinerascens resembles P. walteri in having stellate pubescence, but differs in having leaves ovate to suborbicular, with margins sinuate, dentate, or entire (vs. leaves obovate, with margins entire), anthers at least 1.5× as long as the filaments (vs. anthers equal to or shorter than the filaments), and fruiting pedicels mostly at least 1.5× as long as the calyces (vs. fruiting pedicels equal to or shorter than the fruiting calyces)

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, K1, K3, K4, Mo3, Sullivan (1985), Sullivan (2004), Turner & Martínez (2011); = Physalis cinerascens – NcTx; = Physalis viscosa ssp. mollis var. cinerascens – GrPl; = Physalis viscosa var. cinerascens – Tx; < Physalis cinerascens – Tn

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