Lycium megacarpum Wiggins

Type: Mexico: Baja California Norte, 11 miles south of Jaraguay Summit, between Catavina and laguna Seca Chapala, 16 Feb. 1935, Wiggins 7611 (holotype: DS; isotype: US)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: MEXICO: Baja California, Baja California Sur

Habit: low, prostrate, intricately branched, thorny

Shrub height: 0.3-1.5 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Succulence: succulent
    Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 3-10 mm
Leaf Width: 5-30 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: tubular-campanulate
    Calyx Pubescence: glabrous
    Calyx Tube Length: 3.5-5 mm
    Calyx Lobe Length: 0.7-2 mm

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: white with greenish-purple tube
    Flower Shape: rounded
    Corolla Tube Length: 10-14 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 1.5-2.5 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: densely pubescent at base of free portion

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: ovoid
Fruit Color: red
Fruit length: 9-12 mm
Fruit width: nearly as thick

Seed Number: many-seeded

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