Lycium decumbens Welw. Ex Hiern

Type: Angola: Mossamedes: Cabo Negro, Welwitsch 6024 (holotype: BM)

Geographical Region: Africa

Distribution: NAMIBIA: northern portion; ANGOLA: southern portion

Habit: small, thorny, prostrate dwarf

Shrub height: up to 0.2 m

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Succulence: succulent
Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 15-20 mm
Leaf Width: 3-5 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: tubular
Calyx Tube Length: 4-5 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 1-1.5 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: creamy white with lilac lobes and dark purple veins
Flower Shape: sub-orbicular to ovate, spreading
Corolla Tube Length: 6-8 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 3 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: bases densely pilose

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: globose
Fruit Color: orange-red
Fruit length: 4 mm
Fruit width: 4 mm

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