Lycium tenue Willd.

Type: Plant cultivated in Europe from seed collected in South Africa, Cape: Herb. Willdenow no 4466 (holotype: B)

Geographical Region: Africa

Distribution: SOUTH AFRICA: Western Cape Province

Habit: rigid, thorny

Leaf characteristics:

Leaf Succulence: semi-succulent
Pubescence: glabrous
Leaf Length: 10-13 mm
Leaf Width: 1-2 mm

Calyx characteristics:

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

Corolla characteristics:

Corolla Color: creamy white with lilac lobes
Flower Shape: semi-orbicular, reflexed
Corolla Tube Length: 6-7 mm
Corolla Lobe Length: 3 mm

Merosity: 5

Filament Pubescence: base densely pilose

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

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

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