Lycium andersonii A. Gray

Type: United States: Nevada: southeastern portion of state, 1866, Anderson 151 (holotype: GH; isotypes: NY, UC)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: MEXICO: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora; UNITED STATES: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah

Habit: densely branched, rounded, thorny

Shrub height: 0.5-3 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Succulence: succulent
    Leaf Pubescence: glabrous or densely short-pubescent
    Leaf Length: 3-35 mm
    Leaf Width: 1-8 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: cup-shaped
    Calyx Pubescence: glabrous to densely short-pubescent
    Calyx Tube Length: 1.5-3 mm
    Calyx Lobe Length: one fourth the length of the calyx-tube

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: white to pale purple
    Flower Shape: ovate
    Corolla Tube Length: 4-16 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 1.5-2 mm

Merosity: 4-5

Filament Pubescence: bases glabrous or sparsely hairy

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
    Fruit Shape: ovoid or ellipsoid
    Fruit Color: red or orange-red
    Fruit length: 3-9 mm

Seed Number: many

Varieties: andersonii, deserticola, pubescens, wrightii

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