Lycium barbarum L.

Type: LINN no 259.6 (isotype: LINN)

Geographical Region: Asia

Distribution: CHINA: Provinces Gansu, N Hebei, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Quinghai, N Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang

Shrub height: 1.5-3 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 7-50 mm
Leaf Width:  3-12 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: campanulate
    Calyx Pubescence: some hairs
    Calyx Tube Length: 2.5-3.5 mm
    Calyx Lobe Length:two thirds to one half of totally calyx length, 1.5-2mm

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: white with violet veins
    Flower Shape: semi-ovate
    Corolla Tube Length: 6-7 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 4-6 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: bases pilose

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: spherical to ovoid
Fruit Color: red
Fruit length:3-4mm, 6-10mm in diameter
Fruit width: 4mm

Varieties: barbarum, auranticarpum

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