Lycium gariepense A.M.Venter

Type: 28S17E: 21 km west of Fish River-Orange River confluence (-B), A.M.Venter 622 (holotype: BLFU; isotypes: K, PRE, WIND)

Geographical Region: Africa

Distribution: NAMIBIA; southern Namibia

Habit: extremely thorny

Shrub height: 0.6-1.2 m

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Succulence: succulent
Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 10-15 mm
Leaf Width: 2-3 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: tubular
Calyx Tube Length: 2.5-3.5 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 0.5-0.8 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: creamy white with purple veins and pale lilac lobes
Flower Shape: sub-orbicular, spreading
Corolla Tube Length: 7-9 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 2-3 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: bases glabrous or sparsely pilose above insertion

Sexuality: dioecious

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: ovoid
Fruit Color: red
Fruit length: 5-6 mm
Fruit width: 3 mm

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