Other name: Formerly known as Physalis viscosa.
Family: Solanaceae (Potato family).
Native of North and South America.
Occurrence: Uncommon weed. It is more common in northern areas.
Photos 1: The papery cover over the fruit is 10-angled. 2: Sticky Cape Gooseberry growing on a railway embankment, Castlemaine.
It is a noxious weed and is listed as Regionally Controlled in central Victoria.