Lycium shockleyi A. Gray

Type: United States: Nevada: Mineral Co.: Candelaria, 1886, Shockley 219 (holotype: GH; isotypes: UC, and DS, NY, US in part)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: UNITED STATES: Arizona, California, Nevada

Habit: very thorny, low

Shrub height: 0.3-0.6m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Succulence: succulent
    Leaf Pubescence
: stipitate-glandular
    Leaf Length: 6-23 mm
    Leaf Width: 2-4 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: tubular
Calyx Tube Length: 4-10 mm
Calyx Lobe Length: 1-5 mm

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: white, greenish-white or pale purple
    Flower Shape: ovate
    Corolla Tube Length: 8-14 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 2-3 mm

Merosity: 4

Filament Pubescence: lower third of corolla tube densely hairy

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
    Fruit Shape: bilocular
    Fruit constriction: ovary on a thickened bright red disc, disc not enlarging with fruit

Seed Number: 2-4

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