Lycium californicum  Nutt.

Type: United States: California: San Diego, Nuttall s. n. (holotype: GH)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: MEXICO: Baja California, Baja California Sur, Coahuila, Sinaloa, Zacatecas, Sonora, San Luis Potosí; UNITED STATES: Arizona, California

Habit: intricately branched, decumbent or spreading

Shrub height: 0.1-2 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Succulence : succulent
    Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
   Leaf Length: 2-25 mm
    Leaf Width: 1-3 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: campanulate

    Calyx Pubescence: puberulent

    Calyx Tube Length: 2-2.5 mm

    Calyx Lobe Length: one third the length of the tube

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: white to pale purple
    Corolla Tube Length: 2-4.5mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: about as long as tube or slightly shorter

Merosity: 4

Filament Pubescence: sparsely ciliolate, free base densely hairy

Sexuality: Dimorphic or cosexual populations

Fruit characteristics :

    Fruit Type: berry
    Fruit Shape: ovoid
    Fruit Color: orange-red or red
    Fruit length: 2-4 mm

Seed Number: each carpel 1-seeded

Varieties: carinatum, arizonicum, interior, californicum

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