7379.000 Lycium L.

Description of the genus

Spiny shrubs. Leaves usually in axillary clusters, simple, entire. Flowers actinomorphic, solitary or in small clusters. Calyx 5-toothed or weakly 2-lipped with 2-3 teeth, scarcely enlarging in fruit. Corolla narrowly funnel-shaped; lobes spreading. Fruit a small berry.

Derivation of name: Greek name from the country Lycia.

Worldwide: 100 species in warm temperate regions, mostly America.

Botswana: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bosciifolium SchinzN,SW
cinereum Thunb.SW,SE
horridum Thunb.SW,SE
oxycarpum Dunal
pilifolium C.H. WrightSW
schizocalyx C.H. WrightN,SW,SE
shawii Roem. & Schult.NDescription, Image
villosum SchinzSW

Other sources of information about Lycium:

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Flora of Caprivi: Lycium
Flora of Malawi: Lycium
Flora of Mozambique: Lycium
Flora of Zambia: Lycium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lycium

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lycium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lycium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lycium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lycium
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lycium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Lycium.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1245, retrieved 6 December 2019

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