I noticed this plant creeping over another Ipomoea quamoclit near my house in Kerala, South India. It has these balloon-like projections over them that break when popped. These projections do bear seeds. No visible flowers.

Leaves: The leaves

The balloons: The balloon-like projections

The seeds: The seeds, from popping the balloons

EDIT: This plant is a creeper, obviously.


I searched Google for Lantern plant and came across this http://tabibito.hopto.org/display_one_file.php?article=494

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Which is the same plant, but not the best of references, it doesn't give a scientific name and I am not sure Paper lantern plant is their right identification.

It is definitely of the genus Physalis


but as yet haven't been able to find the species that matches your leaf exactly. But I'd thought I'd post for now as it may help you, or others.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thanks! I suspect it belongs to the Physalis genus too. $\endgroup$ – Aravind Suresh Aug 13 '17 at 4:12
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think the leaves match,this not the exact species but sure it belongs to physalis $\endgroup$ – Sonic Splasher Aug 14 '17 at 5:55

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