Chinese Lantern (Physalia alkekengi)

CHINESE LANTERN
(Physalia alkekengi)
A.K.A.
Bladder cherry, Japanese lantern, or Winter cherry
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Chinese-LanternChinese Lantern

Chinese Lantern is easily identifiable by the large bright orange to red papery covering over its fruit, which resemble paper lanterns. A native of southern Europe east across southern Asia to Japan. It is an herbaceous perennial plant growing to 40–60 cm tall, with spirally arranged leaves 6–12 cm long and 4–9 cm broad. The flowers are white, with a five-lobed corolla 10–15 mm across, with an inflated basal calyx which matures into the papery orange fruit covering, 4–5 cm long and broad.

Toxic Principle:
physalins, caffeic acid ethyl ester
Consider all parts of this plant suspect.

Poisoning Symptoms include:
Unknown

IMMEDIATELY CALL YOUR VET FOR TREATMENT OPTIONS
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