Lycium oxycarpum Dunal

Type: South Africa: Cape: Gamka River near Wolwekraal, Drege 845 (holotype: G-DC)

Geographical Region: Africa

Distribution: SOUTH AFRICA: Eastern, Western, Northern Cape provinces

Habit: erect, much branched

Shrub height: .9-3m, sometimes up to 5m

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Succulence: semi- succulent
Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 20-30 mm
Leaf Width: 3-8 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: tubular to trumpet-shaped
Calyx Tube Length: 3-5 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 0.8-1 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: dirty white to cream to greenish-cream
with violet lobes and purple venation
Flower Shape: semi-ovate, spreading
Corolla Tube Length: 20-24 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 2-3 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: bases of filaments sparsely pilose

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type:berry
Fruit Shape: oblong-elliptic, seldom ovoid
Fruit Color: red or orange-red
Fruit length: 5-6 mm
Fruit width: 3-5 mm

Varieties: grandiflorum, angustifolium

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