Physalis longifolia

Family Solanaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Invasive [NSW's Noxious Weeds]
Common namesPerennial Ground Cherry
SynonymsPhysalis macrophysa Rydb.; Physalis pumila var. sonorae Torr.; Physalis virginiana f. macrophysa (Rydb.) Waterf.; Physalis virginiana Mill.; Physalis virginiana Mill. f. virginina; Physalis virginiana Mill. var. virginiana; Physalis virginiana var. sonorae (Torr.) Waterf.
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyFleshy fruit/Edible/Aril
Maximum height (m)0.5
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorth America
Exotic range (Australia)NSW
Exotic range (other)Information unavailable
Habitat types (exotic)Agricultural land
Soil type (exotic)Information unavailable
Decade of introduction1900

National Climate Change Impact

Invasive Class 3

The area of suitable habitat and the habitat suitability of observations, for this species, are projected to decrease or remain the same under RCP 8.5 2065 compared to current climate suitability.

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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