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4a. Lycium barbarum var. barbarum

宁夏枸杞 ning xia gou qi

Description from Flora of China

Lycium halimifolium Miller; L. lanceolatum Veillard; L. turbinatum Veillard; L. vulgare Dunal.

Leaves broad, membranous or papery. Berries red, 6-10 mm in diam. Seeds more than 15. Fl. May-Aug, fr. Aug-Nov.

Widely cultivated for medicine in N and S China, especially in Ningxia and Tianjin Shi. The fruits are used medicinally as a tonic. Slopes, near fields and houses or by ditches. * Gansu, N Hebei, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, N Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang [cultivated and naturalized elsewhere in Asia and in Europe]


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