Lycium grandicalyx Joubert & Venter

Type: Namibia: Witputz, Schwarzkalkrand, 9.6 km north of Police Station, 9 Feb. 1963, Merxmuller 34/ Giess 3447 (holotype: WIND; isotypes: BLFN, M)

Geographical Region: Africa

Distribution: NAMIBIA; southern Namibia

Habit: erect, thorny

Shrub height: 0.5-1 m

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Succulence: semi-succulent
Leaf Pubescence
: young leaves sparsely hirsute with
mulitcellular glandular hairs
Leaf Length: 20-40 mm
Leaf Width: 8-15 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: enlarged and broadly urceolate
Calyx Tube Length: 9-12 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 3-4 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: creamy white tube with lilac lobes
Flower Shape: broadly semi-ovate, reflexed
Corolla Tube Length: 10-13mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 3-5 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: bases pilose

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: ovoid to orbicular
Fruit Color: red
Fruit length: 7-8mm diameter

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