Lycium densifolium Wiggins

Type: Mexico: Baja California Norte: coastal mesa between San Telmo and Camalu Plains, ca. 25 miles north of San Quintin, 1 March 1930, Wiggins 4281 (holotype: DS; isotypes: GH, US)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: MEXICO: Baja California, Sonora

Shrub height: 1-1.5 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Succulence: succulent
    Leaf Pubescence
: sparsely glandular-puberulent
    Leaf Length: 5-16 mm
    Leaf Width: 1-2.5 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: sub cylindrical
    Calyx Pubescence: sparsely ciliolate
    Calyx Tube Length: 2.5-3 mm
    Calyx Lobe Length: 1.5 mm

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: white, faintly veined with pale lavender
    Flower Shape: rounded, spreading
    Corolla Tube Length: 4-5 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 1-1.5 mm

Merosity: 4

Filament Pubescence: pilose on basal 1mm of free portion

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
    Fruit Shape: globose-ellipsoid
    Fruit length: 3-4 mm diameter
    Fruit color: red

Seed Number: many-seeded

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