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5. Lycium depressum Stocks in Hook., Kew. J. 179. 1852. Feinbrun, l.c. 370, Schoenbeck-Temesy in Rech. f., Fl. Iran. 100:32. 1972; R. R. Stewart in Nasir & Ali, Annot. Cat. Vasc. Pl. W. Pak. & Kashm. 641. 1972.


A spiny shrub 1.5-2.5 m tall, glabrous. Leaves 20-50 x 4-17 mm oblong, oblanceolate to elliptic-oblong, elliptic-lanceolate or lanceolate or narrowly so, obtuse to subacute, cuneate. Flowers axillary, in fascicles of 2-6, pale violet to violet. Pedicel 5-7 mm, up to 24 mm in fruit, glabrous, slender. Calyx ± cupuliform, lobes irregular, acute or obtuse, minutely pubescent. Corolla tube 4-5 mm long, infundibuliform, glabrous; lobes c. 1/3rd tube length, ciliate. Stamens exserted. Filaments glabrous at the base. Berries 5-6 mm broad, globose, red. Seeds reniform, c. 2 mm long, minutely reticulate-foveolate, brown.

On the basis of leaf size and shape, 2 subspecies may be recognised:

1 Leaves 15-17 mm broad, oblong, oblanceolate to elliptic obling, rarely lanceolate   5 Lycium depressum ssp. depressum
+ Leaves 4-7 mm broad, narrow lanceolate to linear-oblong   5 Lycium depressum ssp. angustifolium

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