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Sonoran Desert Plants
Lycium macrodon A.gray v. macrodon (Desert thorn,wolfberry)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Lycium macrodon A.gray v. macrodon

 Lycium macrodon A.gray v. macrodon

 Lycium macrodon A.gray v. macrodon

Habitat: valleys,washes
Life Form: shrub,medium
Leaf Description: fascicled simple,spatulate to obovate to oblong-lanceolate,entire,mostly smooth
Flower Color: greenish or green white or whitish
Flowering Period: Feb. to May
Spines: thorns
Family: Solanaceae (nightshade family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S. and S. Rutman. 2016. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A Flora of Southwestern Arizona. Part 20. Eudicots: Solanaceae to Zygophyllaceae. Phytoneuron 2016-52: 1-66. Published 4 August 2016. ISSN 2153 733X page 20 (7.5 MB pdf)

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