Lycium humile Philippi

Type: no type specified, but "prope Cachiyuyal" Philippi, is first collection cited (Museo Nacional, Santiago, Chile)

Geographical Region: South America

Distribution: ARGENTINA: Provinces Antojagasta, Atacama, Tarpaca, Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta; CHILE

Habit: dwarf, prostrate

Shrub height: up to 0.2 m

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Succulence: succulent
Leaf Pubescence
: glabrous or with short hairs
Leaf Length: 2-16 mm
Leaf Width: 1-4 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: tubular
Calyx Pubescence: glabrous
Calyx Tube Length: 0.5-7.2 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 1-2 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: white
Flower Shape: funnel form
Corolla Tube Length: 12-15.5 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 2.5-3.5 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence:few hairs at base

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: globose
Fruit Color: red
Fruit Length: 7 mm
Fruit Width: 8 mm

Seed Number: around 20 per locule

Fruit Constriction: no

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