Lycium pumilum Dammer

Type: Namibia: Tschaukaib, Marloth 4660 (holotype: B; lectotype: PRE)

Geographical Region: Africa

Distribution: SOUTH AFRICA: Western, Eastern, and Northern Cape provinces, Free State; NAMIBIA

Habit: rigidly erect, thorny

Shrub height: 0.6-1.2 m

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Glaucous: glaucous
Leaf Succulence: succulent
Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 10-15 mm
Leaf Width: 1-2 mm

Calyx characteristics:

Calyx Shape: tubular to campanulate
Calyx Tube Length: 2.5-4 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 0.5-0.8 mm

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: white with purple veins and pale lilac lobes
Flower Shape: ovate, reflexed
Corolla Tube Length: 4-5 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 3-4 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: densely pilose 1 mm above base

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

Fruit Type:berry
Fruit Shape: spherical
Fruit Color: orange-red to red
Fruit length: 4 mm diameter

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