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Lycium yunnanense Kuang & A. M. Lu


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs cespitose, erect, ca. 50 cm tall. Branchlets yellow-brown, thorny at apex. Leaves solitary on long shoots, sometimes on thorns or fasciculate on tubercular short shoots; petiole short; leaf blade narrowly ovate to lanceolate, 8-15 × 2-3 cm, base narrowly cuneate, apex acute. Inflorescences solitary flowers clustered with leaves. Pedicel 4-6 mm. Calyx campanulate, ca. 2 mm, usually 3-lobed or 3- or 4-dentate, tomentose at apex. Corolla pale blue-purple, purple, or occasionally white, funnelform, 5-7 mm; tube 3-4 mm; lobes 2-3 mm, glabrescent. Stamens inserted below middle of corolla tube, distinctly longer than corolla; filaments 5-7 mm, exserted, with villous hairs slightly above base, subglabrous on inner wall of corolla tube; anthers ca. 0.8 mm. Style 7-8 mm, exserted. Berry globose, ca. 4 mm in diam., yellow-red when ripe, with an obvious longitudinal furrow on drying. Seeds ca. 20, pale yellow, orbicular, ca. 1 mm in diam., pitted. Fl. Sep-Nov, fr. Oct-Feb.

* Wet places on sands, near rivers, forests, thickets; 700-1500 m. Yunnan.


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