Plants photographed on Kyffhäuser
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Lycium bosciifolium Schinz

Lycium bosciifolium


Family: Solanaceae
Full name: Lycium bosciifolium Schinz
Location: Kyffhäuser (2416AD + 2416CB)
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Slapkriedoring, Wolfdoring, Limpopo-kriedoring
English common name(s): Limpopo honey-thorn
Synonym(s): Lycium dunaloides Dammer
Lycium emarginatum Dammer
Lycium namaquense Dammer
Lycium pauciflorum Dammer
Lycium schaeferi Dammer
Lycium squarrosum Dammer
Status: Native
Description: Untidy shrub. STEMS lax, arched; young stems with slender thorns up to 10 mm long. LEAVES simple, semisucculent to succulent, elongate-elliptic to narrowly obovate, 10–50 x 3–11 mm; both surfaces bright green to yellowish-green. FLOWERS solitary, trumpet-shaped; dirty white to greenish-cream; lobes dark violet, spreading; corolla tube longer than 10 mm, stamens and styles clearly protruding from the flower; calyx shorter than half the length of the tube. FRUIT a small, glossy red to black ovoid berry. (from Tree Atlas of Namibia)

Shrub, up to 3m tall, thorny stems, small green lance-shaped hairless leaves, long dirty white to greenish flowers with dark violet lobes, the fruit is a glossy, purplish berry. (from
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Photographer: AA Dreyer
Date of photograph: 09 Apr 2009
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: PowerShot A700
Lens aperture: f/4.0
Shutter speed: 1/160 s
ISO speed: -
Content last updated: 01 Jun 2020

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