Lycium fremontii  A. Gray

Type: United States: interior of California or country east of it; Fremont's expedition to California, 1849 (holotype: NY)

Geographical Region: North America

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

Habit: Stout, intricately branched

Shrub height: 1-3 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Pubescence: glandular-pubescent
    Leaf Length: 8-35 mm
    Leaf Width: 2-15 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: tubular
    Calyx Pubescence: glabrous to puberulous
    Calyx Tube Length: 4-8 mm
    Calyx Lobe Length: less than 1 mm, rarely 2 mm

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: deep lavendar or violet to white with purple veins
    Flower Shape: orbicular to broadly obovate
    Corolla Tube Length: 8-15 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: one fourth to two fifths the length of the tube

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: glabrous to densely pilose at base of the free portion

Sexuality: Dimorphic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
    Fruit Shape: oblong-ovoid
    Fruit Color: red
    Fruit length 5-9 mm

Seed Number: 40-60

Varieties: congestum, fremontii

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