Lycium horridum Thunb.

Type: South Africa: Cape: Verlooren Valley, Saldanha Bay and elsewhere, UPS 5309 (lectotype: UPS); 5308 (syntype: UPS;); 5310 (syntype: UPS)

Geographical Region: Africa


Habit: erect, rigid, usually much branched

Shrub height: 0.2-1.8 m

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Succulence: succulent
Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 7-12 mm
Leaf Width: 1.5-3 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: tubular
Calyx Tube Length: 3-3.5 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 0.5-0.8 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: white with dark purple patch at base of lilac lobes
Flower Shape: sub-orbicular to semi-ovate
Corolla Tube Length: 7-9 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 1.5-2 mm

Merosity: 4-5

Filament Pubescence: pilose at base

Sexuality: dioecious

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: ovoid
Fruit Color: red
Fruit length: 4-6 mm
Fruit width: 3-3.5 mm

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