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|Family: Solanaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Lycium||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Lycium californicum Nutt.
Habit: Glabrous; branches rigidly spreading. Leaf: 3--10 mm, linear to oblanceolate, +- round in ×-section. Flower: calyx 3 mm, bell-shaped, lobes 2--4(5), +- 0.8 mm, widely triangular; corolla 4--6 mm, bell-shaped, reflexed or not, white, purple-tinged or -veined, lobes = tube, ovate; stamens exserted, attached near tube base. Fruit: 3--6 mm, red, firm. Seed: 2, oblong.
Ecology: Coastal bluffs, coastal-sage scrub; Elevation: < 150 m. Bioregional Distribution: s SCo, ChI; Distribution Outside California: Baja California. Flowering Time: (Dec)Mar--Aug
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Lycium brevipes var. hassei
Next taxon: Lycium cooperi
Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2017. Lycium californicum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=32207, accessed on March 28, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 28, 2017.