Lycium brevipes Benth.

Type: Mexico: Baja California Sur: Magdalena Bay, Barclay s. n. (holotype: BM; isotype: K)

Geographical Region: North America

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

Habit: dense and intricately branched

Shrub height: 1-3 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Succulence: succulent
    Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 3-30 mm
Leaf Width: 2-8 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: campanulate
    Calyx Pubescence: glabrous to densely puberulent
    Calyx Tube Length: 1-3mm
    Calyx Lobe Length: 1-6 mm

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: pink or violet, with dark veins at throat
    Flower Shape: campanular to tubular
    Corolla Tube Length: 4-10 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: one third to nearly as long as the tube

Merosity: 4-5

Filament Pubescence: base of free portion nearly glabrous, densely pilose for 1-2 mm above this point

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: ovoid
Fruit length: 4-6 mm thick 

Seed Number: many

Varieties: brevipes, hassei

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