Lycium puberulum A. Gray

Type: United States: Texas: El Paso Co.: near El Paso, Wright 1609 (holotype: GH; isotypes: F, MO)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: MEXICO: Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango; UNITED STATES: Texas

Habit: thorny, sparingly branched, spreading

Shrub height: 1-2 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Glaucous: glaucous
    Leaf Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 6-40 mm
Leaf Width: 2.5-11 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: campanulate
    Calyx Pubescence: glabrous
    Calyx Tube Length: 5-8 mm
    Calyx Lobe Length: about as long as the calyx-tube or longer

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: pale lavender, greenish with dark veins
    Flower Shape: broadly ovate or oblong-ovate
    Corolla Tube Length: 7-13 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 2-3mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: corolla tube hairy internally on lower third, glabrous elsewhere

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
    Fruit Shape: constriction below middle, upper part evidently larger than lower one
    Fruit Color: pale orange-yellow
    Fruit length: 4-9 mm
    Fruit constriction: constricted

Seed Number: 2-4

Varieties: puberulum, berberidoides

Back to Species ListSpecies_list.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0