Lycium hirsutum Dunal

Type: South Africa: Cape: Dweka River, Drege 7866 (holotype: G-DC)

Geographical Region: Africa

Distribution: SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern Cape province, Western Cape province, Free State, Northwest province; BOTSWANA; NAMIBIA; southern Namibia

Habit: sprawling

Shrub height: 1-3 m

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Pubescence: vestiture as on
the young stems
Leaf Length: 10-28 mm
Leaf Width: 4-8 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: funnel-shaped
Calyx Pubescence: densely hirsute with vestiture as on young bark
Calyx Tube Length: 3-5 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 4-6 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: creamy white to dirty white, sometimes with purple venation
Flower Shape: sub-orbicular, spreading
Corolla Tube Length: 14-20 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 2-3 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: semi-orbicular

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: spherical to ovate
Fruit Color: red
Fruit length: 5-6 mm
Fruit width: 4-5 mm

Varieties: ochraceum, cinerascens

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