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.

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

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bosciifolium SchinzW
horridum Thunb.W,S
schizocalyx C.H. WrightS
shawii Roem. & Schult.W,C,E,S

Other sources of information about Lycium:

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Flora of Mozambique: Lycium
Flora of Zambia: Lycium

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lycium
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lycium
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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, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Lycium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1245, retrieved 23 October 2014

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