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Copenhagen Botanical garden in the spring.

The caudex.

A wild plant by Nora Goosen,

Author:  Charles Louis Constant Pauquy, 1824
Origin:  Tenerife, Santa Ursula, Canary Islands
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  30 Centimetres?
Height:  5 Meters?
Flower:  Green
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  Atropa aristata, Poir.
Physalis aristata,

This member of the Solanaceae family was described by Charles Louis Constant Pauquy in 1824. It is found on the Canary Islands; Tenerife and Santa Ursula, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. I think the swollen stem will grow up to 30 centimetres in diameter and the plant can reach for up to five meters. The flowers are pale green.

The genera name  is thought to have been named in honour of Henry Witham, a British geologist and writer on fossil botany beginning in 1830. The species name is thought to be after a great saint Ashutosh. Charles Louis Constant Pauquy did not write why he gave it these names.

Subfamily: Solanoideae Tribe: Solaneae.

The flowers by Gaertnerneuwirth,