Lycium cinereum Thunb.

Type: South Africa: Capt Thunber (holotype: UPS nr 5306)

Geographical Region: Africa

Distribution: SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape province, Free State, Northern Cape Province; LESOTHO; BOTSWANA

Habit: much branched

Shrub height: 3-4 m

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Glaucous: glaucous
Leaf Succulence: semi-succulent
Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 14-25 mm
Leaf Width: 1-2mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: campanulate to somewhat tubular
Calyx Tube Length: 2.5-3 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 0.5-0.8 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: white with violet veins
Flower Shape: trumpet shaped, semi-ovate
Corolla Tube Length: 5-6 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 1.5-2 mm

Merosity: 4-5

Filament Pubescence: bases pilose

Sexuality: dioecious

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: ovoid
Fruit Color: red, sometimes black
Fruit length: 4-5 mm
Fruit width: 3-4 mm

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