Lycium berlandieri Dunal

Type: United States: Texas: Webb Co.: Laredo, Feb. 1828, Berlandier 1411 (holotype: G; isotype: GH, W)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: MEXICO: Baja California Sur, Sonora, Sinaloa, Chihuahua, Durango, Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Hidalgo, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí; UNITED STATES: Arizona, Texas

Habit: sparingly branched

Shrub height: 0.7-2.5m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 1-2.5 mm
Leaf Width: 1.5-6 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: cup-shaped
    Calyx Pubescence: small tuft of hair at tip of each lobe
    Calyx Tube Length: 1-3mm
    Calyx Lobe Length: one third as long as the tube

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: white or pale lavender
    Flower Shape: obconic-funnel form
    Corolla Tube Length: 4-9 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 1/6-1/3 the length of the tube

Merosity: 4-5

Filament Pubescence: densely pubescent for first third of free portion

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
    Fruit Shape: globose
    Fruit length 5 mm in diameter  

Seed Number: many

Varieties: berlanderi, parviflorum, longistylum, peninsulare

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