Lycium isthmense Chiang

Type: Mexico: Oaxaca: inner lagoon at Beach la Ventosa, 7 km east of Salina Cruz, 19 June 1974, Wendt & Chiang 315 (holotype: LL; isotype: MEXU)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: MEXICO: Puebla, Oaxaca

Habit: scandent, erect

Shrub height: 0.5-2 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Glaucous: not glaucous
    Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 6-30 mm
Leaf Width: 2-13 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: campanulate
Calyx Pubescence: glabrous
Calyx Tube Length: 3-4 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 1-1.5 mm

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: pale violet with brown veins, white
    Flower Shape: rotate-campanulate
    Corolla Tube Length: 4-5 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 2.5-3 mm

Merosity: 4, rarely 5

Filament Pubescence: pilose at base

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
    Fruit Shape: ovoid
    Fruit Color: red, deep purple
    Fruit length: 7-9 mm
    Fruit width: 5-6 mm

Seed Number: many, 10-15 per locule

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