Lycium ferocissimum Miers

Type: South Africa, Uitenhage: Zeyher 105 (holotype: K; isotypes: PRE, BOL)

Geographical Region: Africa

Distribution: SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern and Western Cape provinces, Free State, Kwazulu-natal, Mpumalanga; MOROCCO; TUNISIA; LESOTHO

Habit: rigid, thorny

Shrub height: 2-3 m

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Succulence: Succulent
Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 12-24 mm
Leaf Width: 5-7 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: tubular
Calyx Tube Length: 5-7 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 1-1.5 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: white with violet venation and lobes pale lilac with basal purple spot
Corolla Tube Length: 6-8 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 3-4 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: bases densely pilose

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: broadly ovoid or spherical
Fruit Color: red
Fruit length: 8-10 mm
Fruit width: 8-10 mm

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