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Physalis angulata Cutleaf Ground Cherry Ceplukan Solanaceae


Physalis angulata, Cutleaf Ground Cherry, Solanaceae, Ceplukan

This is a common annual herb in Suriname with ovate to lanceolate leaves, growing up to 4 feet tall.
Some leaves are almost violet, with violet veins.
It produces small, orange edible fruits (berries) eaten by animal and human alike.
These berries contain numerous seeds and are enclosed in the outer layer.
The juice stem is angled and the ripe fruits are decorative.Eaten fresh it can also be used much like the tomato.
Medical use:It is used against kidney - and bladder diseases, jaundice, gout, diuretic, fever and rheumatism.The juice of the mulaca is used against earache.