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|Family: Solanaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lycium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lycium barbarum L.
Habit: Plant glabrous; thorns 0 or short; branches curved to arched. Leaf: 2--6 cm, (ob)lanceolate. Flower: calyx 3--4 mm, bell-shaped, lobes generally 2--3, 1--2 mm; corolla funnel-shaped, lavender to purple, fading tan, tube 4--6 mm, +- abruptly expanded to throat, lobes spreading, < tube; stamens +- equal, attached at tube middle, hair-tufted at base. Fruit: 1 cm, bright red. Seed: 10--20.
Ecology: Disturbed areas, fields; Elevation: < 1500 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SN, GV, SCo, MP, expected elsewhere; Distribution Outside California: native to Eurasia. Flowering Time: Apr--Aug Note: Plants with corolla tube < lobes and +- hidden by calyx are Lycium chinense Mill., a waif or possibly naturalized in central SNF, ScV, SCo; formerly cultivated.
Synonyms: Lycium halimifolium Mill.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Lycium andersonii
Next taxon: Lycium brevipes
Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2016. Lycium barbarum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=32204, accessed on July 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 27, 2016.