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Lycium brevipes var. hassei
SANTA CATALINA ISLAND DESERT-THORN

Higher Taxonomy
Family: SolanaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: NIGHTSHADE FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub. Leaf: generally simple, generally alternate, generally petioled; stipules 0; blade entire to deeply lobed. Inflorescence: various. Flower: bisexual; calyx lobes generally 5; corolla +- radial, cylindric to rotate, lobes generally 5; stamens 5, on corolla tube, alternate lobes; ovary superior, generally 2-chambered, style 1. Fruit: berry, loculicidal or septicidal capsule, [(drupe)], 2--5-chambered.
Genera In Family: 75 genera, 3000 species: worldwide, especially +- tropics; many alien weeds in California; many cultivated for food, drugs, or ornamental (potato, tomato, peppers, tobacco, petunia); Toxicity: many TOXIC. Note: Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn. is a waif.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
Scientific Editor: Thomas J. Rosatti.
Genus: LyciumView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: BOX-THORN, WOLFBERRY
Habit: Shrub 1--4 m, generally with thorns, glabrous, hairy, or glandular-hairy. Leaf: alternate, clustered or not, entire, small, fleshy, generally +- flat to elliptic in ×-section. Inflorescence: clusters; flowers 1--several. Flower: calyx cylindric to bell-shaped, lobes 2--5; corolla funnel- or bell-shaped, +- white, +- green, or +- purple, lobes 4--5; stamens attached at various levels. Fruit: berry, 2-chambered, fleshy [dry]. Seed: 2--many.
Species In Genus: +- 100 species: warm, dry areas worldwide. Etymology: (Latin: Lycia, ancient country of Asia Minor)
Species: Lycium brevipesView Description 

Habit: Generally glandular-puberulent; branches spreading. Leaf: 5--15 mm, +- obovate. Flower: calyx 2--6 mm, bell-shaped, lobes 2--4(6); corolla funnel-shaped, tube 6--10 mm, lavender to +- white, lobes 3--5 mm, ovate; stamens exserted, attached near tube middle. Fruit: +- 10 mm, red. Seed: many.


Lycium brevipes var. hassei (Greene) C.L. Hitchc.
NATIVE
Flower: calyx lobes 1--3 × tube, narrowly obovate.
Ecology: Coastal bluffs, slopes; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: s ChI (Santa Catalina, San Clemente islands). Flowering Time: Jun
Synonyms: Lycium hassei Greene
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael H. Nee
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Citation for this treatment: Michael H. Nee 2016. Lycium brevipes var. hassei, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=61563, accessed on September 26, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on September 26, 2016.


Geographic subdivisions for Lycium brevipes var. hassei:
s ChI (Santa Catalina, San Clemente islands).
Markers link to CCH specimen records. Yellow markers indicate records that may provide evidence for eFlora range revision or may have georeferencing or identification issues. Purple markers indicate specimens collected from a garden, greenhouse, or other non-wild location.
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