Lycium torreyi  A.Gray

Type: United States: California: Fort Yuma, 3 March. 1855, Thomas s. n. (lectotype: GH; isotype: NY)

Geographical Region: North America

Distribution: UNITED STATES: Texas, Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas; MEXICO: Chihuahua

Habit: branched, spreading

Shrub Height: 1-3 m

Leaf characteristics:

    Leaf Succulence: somewhat succulent
    Leaf Length
: 10-13 mm
    Leaf Width: 3-10 mm

Calyx characteristics:

    Calyx Shape: cup-shaped to tubular
    Calyx Pubescence: glabrous to sparsely pubescent
    Calyx Tube Length: 2.5-6 mm
    Calyx Lobe Length: one fourth to half the length of the tube

Corolla characteristics:

    Corolla Color: greenish-lavender or whitish
    Flower Shape: spreading
    Corolla Tube Length: 8-15 mm
    Corolla Lobe Length: 2-4 mm

Merosity: 4-5

Filament Pubescence: rather densely to sparsely hairy on basal 1.5mm of free portion

Sexuality: hermaphroditic

Fruit characteristics:

    Fruit Type: berry
Fruit Shape: ovoid
Fruit color: bright red
    Fruit length: 6-12 mm

Seed Number: 8-30

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