30 Graines Physalis alkekengi - Lanterne chinoise

30 Graines Physalis alkekengi - Lanterne chinoise

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Physalis Alkekeengi var Franchetti, Chinese lantern | Graines reproductibles, Graines Non Traitées

Physalis Alkekeengi - Chinese lantern 

30 seeds

TheAlKekenge, Coqueret Alkékenge or Lanterne (Physalis Alkekengi), is a species de Plants of Genre Physalis and the Family of Solanaceae. The plant is best known for its False-Fruit, a Bay edible orange color enclosed in a Calice Orange Red Acrecent similar to A lantern. This plant is sometimes called love-in-cage, winter cherry, cherry of Jew.

he term " alkékenge ", which appeared in the French language in XIVe century, comes from the old French " Alquequange "Or" Alcacange ", which derives fromArabic al-Kakanj. In its narrow sense, it designates the Chinese lantern, ornamental plant of the species Physalis whose fruits are locked in an envelope of a bright orange. However, in the popular language, the word can designate any plant of the genre Physalis.

It is a perennial with tracing roots. The stem is glabrous or slightly hairy erected from 30 to 60 CM high, angular, unarmified. The leaves are oval acuminate, petiolate, whole or roughly toothed 12 CM.

Solitary flowers from 1 to 2 CM in diameter appear in the armpit in the upper leaves. Corolle with five white cream lobes.

At the end of flowering, the Calice closes on theovary and forms an oval parchment veined in a network of 5 CM of bright colors ranging from orange red imprisoning the fruit. At maturity of fruit, it becomes very fine and translucent, hence the frequent comparison with a lantern, then it opens.

Number of chromosomes : 2N = 24.

Flowering takes place at the beginning of the summer. The fruit reaches maturity in September. It is an ornamentalplant, but which can spontaneously grow on cultivated land (vines in particular) or wasteland.

The variety 'Franchetii' called Coqueret de Franchet is from Japan. It is characterized by wider leaves, larger fruits (especially in the 'Gigantea' type) and more sophisticated and small flowers of only 6 MM.

Although it contains a little alkaloid, this plant is not toxic. At most you have to be wary of non-ripe fruits which can cause intestinal inconvenience. Mûrs (rich in carotenoids) are edible and can be used in jams, compotes and frosts. It can join the composition of composed rhubarb syrup or chicory syrup1.

Contents subject to the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. Source : Article Physalis Alkekengi by Wikipedia in French (Authors)

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