Lycium exsertum  A. Gray

Type: Mexico: Sonora: near Altar, 23 March 1884, Pringle s. n. (holotype: GH; isotypes: F, G, NY, PH)

Geographical Region: North America

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

Habit: openly branched

Shrub height: 1-4 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Pubescence: densely glandular-pubescent
    Leaf Length: 5-25 mm
    Leaf Width: 3-8 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: tubular-campanulate
    Calyx Pubescence: densely pubescent
    Calyx Tube Length: 2.5-6 mm
    Calyx Lobe Length: one fourth to half the length of the tube

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: whitish, greenish, or tinged with purple and brown, pale lavender
    Flower Shape: broadly ovate or obovate
    Corolla Tube Length: 7-14 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 1-2 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: densely pilose on the lower two thirds of their free portion

Sexuality: dimorphic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: ovoid
Fruit length: 6-8 mm

Seed Number: 20-30

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