Lycium parishii A. Gray

Type: United States: California: San Bernardino Co.: San Bernardino Valley, 1 pr. 1881, S. B. & W. F. Parish 795 (holotype: GH; isotypes: F, MO, PH)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: MEXICO: Baja California, Coahuila, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Sonora; UNITED STATES: Arizona, California

Habit: profusely branched, thorny

Shrub height: 1-3.5 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Pubescence: densely pubescent
    Leaf Length: 3-12 mm
    Leaf Width: 1-5 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: campanulate
    Calyx Pubescence: densely pubescent
    Calyx Tube Length: 2-3 mm
    Calyx Lobe Length: half as long as or longer than
    the tube

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: pale lavender with darker lavender marks
    Flower Shape: ovate
    Corolla Tube Length: 6-10 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 2-3.5 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: densely pilose on lower fourth of free portion

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: ovoid
Fruit Color: red
Fruit length: 4-7 mm
Fruit width: 3-5 mm

Seed Number: 7-15

Varieties: parishii, modestum

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