Lycium bosciifolium Schinz

Type: Namibia, Kaigamtes in Great Namaqualand, Fleck 891 (holotype: Z)

Geographical Region: Africa

Distribution: SOUTH AFRICA: Northern Cape province; NAMIBIA: throughout; ANGOLA: southern portion; BOTSWANA: southwestern portion

Habit: erect, tangled

Shrub height: 1.5-3 m (rarely up to 4 m)

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Succulence: semi-succulent
Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 10-30 mm
Leaf Width: 3-8 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: tubular to campanulate
Calyx Tube Length: 3-5 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 0.8-1 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: dirty white to greenish-cream with dark violet lobes
Flower Shape: semi-ovate, spreading
Corolla Tube Length: 10-16 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 2-3 mm

Merosity: 5, rarely 4

Filament Pubescence: bases sparsely pilose

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: oblong-elliptic, seldom ovoid
Fruit Color: red, seldom black
Fruit length: 5-6 mm
Fruit width: 3-5 mm

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