Lycium arochae Chiang, Wendt & Lott

Type: Mexico: Coahuila: ca. 14.5 km SSE of Rancho Zacatosa (R. Arocha) in Laguna Colorada area, just N of Tanque El Reves, 27 Oct. 1976, Wendt & Lott 1903 (holotype: LL; isotypes: ENCB; MEXU)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: MEXICO: Coahuila

Habit: branched, thorny

Shrub height: 0.2-1.5 m

Leaf characteristics:

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

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: cup-shaped
Calyx Pubescence: glabrous
Calyx Tube Length: 1-1.6 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 0.5-0.6 mm

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: violet
Flower Shape: ovate
Corolla Tube Length: 7 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 2 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: sparsely pilose where adnate, glabrous elsewhere

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
    Fruit Shape: ovoid or ellipsoid
    Fruit Color: orange-red
    Fruit length: 5-8mm

Seed Number: many-seeded

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