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.

Lycium shawii

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

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lycium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Lycium
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iNaturalist: Lycium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lycium
JSTOR Plant Science: Lycium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Lycium
Plants of the World Online: Lycium
Tropicos: Lycium
Wikipedia: Lycium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Lycium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1245, retrieved 8 December 2023

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