Solanum physalifolium var. nitidibaccatum
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
solanum: Derivation uncertain - possibly from the Latin word sol, meaning “sun,” referring to its status as a plant of the sun. Another possibility is that the root was solare, meaning “to soothe,” or solamen, meaning “a comfort,” which would refer to the soothing effects of the plant upon ingestion.
The mottled green and white fruits are poisonous if eaten.
Corrected the alternative name to Solanum physalifolium var. nitidibaccatum . C C Ogle 24Oct19