Common name: Pampas Lily-of-the-valley, Cock's-eggs
Salpichroa origanifolia (Lam.) Thell. APNI*
Synonyms: Physalis origanifolia Lam. APNI*
Description: Scrambling herb with stout rootstock and rhizomes, sparsely to densely hairy throughout.
Leaves ovate to ± rhombic, usually c. 15 mm long, 10 mm wide, often larger, often 2 per node, unequal in size; petiole 5–30 mm long.
Flowers pendulous; pedicels usually 7–10 mm long. Calyx campanulate, 2–4 mm long; lobes narrow-triangular, 1–2.5 mm long. Corolla 6–8 mm long, white or cream; lobes triangular, 1.5–2 mm long. Disc annular, fleshy.
Berry obtusely conical, 13–18 mm long, 7–8 mm wide, white to pale yellow, translucent.
Distribution and occurrence: Common in urban wasteland, widely distributed and naturalized in many parts of the world.
NSW subdivisions: *CC, *SC, *CT, *ST, *NWS, *CWS, *SWS, *NWP, *SWP
Other Australian states: *Qld *Vic. *Tas. *W.A. *S.A.
Text by B. J. Conn
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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