Bon-tepari, Angular winter cherry, physalis angulata

Bon-tepari or Angular winter cherry (physalis angulata, family: solanaceae) is an annual herb attaining a height of 30-40 cm. The plant is originated in Americas. It has become naturalized throughout the tropical world.


Common name : Angular winter cherry, Bon-tepari, Gooseberry, Hogweed, Wild tomato.



Flowers are solitary, pale yellow in color.



Leaves are light green, ovate-oblong, acute, 6-12 cm long and 4-5.7 cm wide. Fruit is round, born inside a balloon-like calyx. Physalis angulata is a very common weed that grows in fallow land, roadside jungle and croplands in Bangladesh. Seeds are used in the treatment of gonorrhea. Fruits are energising and diuretic.