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Published In: Commentationes Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Gottingensis 2: 9–13. 1780. (Commentat. Soc. Regiae Sci. Gott.) Name publication detail

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Acceptance : Accepted
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Contributor Text: YASIN J. NASIR
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: June-August.
Type: Type: Described from cultivated material of unknown origin (Holo.Goet? iso. BM).
Distribution: Distribution: S. E. Russia, Caucasus, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan (Baltistan and Baluchistan), Mongolia and Tibet.
Comment/Acknowledgements: The species can readily be distinguished by the narrow leaves, whitish stems and black berries. A spiny shrub of dry areas from 1500-2600 m.
Illustration: Lycium ruthenicum Murray (Illustration)
Map Location: Baltistan: B-8 Skardu, 8000', C. B. Clarke 30041A (BM); B-9 Shyok River, ± 8800', Khaplu, Ludlow 371 (BM); sandy slope at confluence of Indus and Shyok rivers, Gol-Kiris, E. Nasir & G. L. Webster 5875 (K, RAW); Shigar, R.R Stewart 20575 (RAW); Shyok vy., 14.10. 1844, J.D.A. Hooker s.n. (K); Baluchistan: D-4 Bostan, 1450 m, Rech. f. 28954 (W); 16 km W. of Quetta, Rech. f. 29076 (W,K); Quetta-Chaman, 1450 m, J. Lamond 1005 (E); Quetta, M A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 3490 (RAW); Quetta-Pishin, E. Nasir 28431 (RAW);


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A spiny shrub up to 180 cm tall. Shoots greyish to white, glabrous. Leaves 6-25 x 1-1.5 mm, linear to aciculate or spathulate, fasciculate, cylindrical, obtuse; spines up to 10 mm long. Flowers axillary solitary or paired. Pedicel 3-4 mm long, up to 7 mm in fruit, slender. Calyx 2.5-3.5 mm long, campanulate to broad tubular, shallow. Lobes c. 1 mm long, obtuse or acute, often minutely ciliolate. Corolla infundibuliform, tube 5-7 mm long; lobes c. 1/3 the tube size, obtuse, throat pubescent. Stamens exserted to subexserted; filaments slender, base pubescent. Berry globose, 5-8 mm broad, black. Seeds reniform, c. 2 mm long, brown.
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