Lycium humile

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Lycium humile
Euasterids I
Order : Nightshade (Solanales)
Family : Nightshade family (Solanaceae)
Genre : Box thorn ( Lycium )
Type : Lycium humile
Scientific name
Lycium humile

Lycium humile is a plant type from the genus of Lycium ( Lycium ) in the family of the nightshade family (Solanaceae).


Lycium humile is a prostrate dwarf shrub that reaches heights of 0.2 m. Its leaves are succulent and hairless or covered with short hairs. The length of the leaves reaches 2 to 16 mm, the width 1 to 4 mm.

The flowers are hermaphroditic and five-fold. The calyx is tubular and hairless. The calyx tube becomes 0.5 to 7.2 mm long and is covered with 1 to 2 mm long calyx lobes. The crown is funnel-shaped and colored white. The corolla tube is 12 to 15.5 mm long, the corolla lobes 2.5 to 3.5 mm. The stamens are hairy at the base with a few trichomes .

The fruit is a red, spherical berry , it becomes 7 mm long, 8 mm wide and contains about 20 seeds per ovary compartment .


The species is widespread in South America and occurs there in the Argentine provinces of Catamarca , Jujuy and Salta and in the Chilean regions of Antofagasta , Atacama and Tarapacá .

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