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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal and W. Indian Ocean.

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 8, Part 4. Solanaceae. Gonçalves AE. 2005

Type
Type from Mascarenes, Rodrigues.
Morphology Stem
Young stems ± unbranched, virtually spineless, dirty-white to light brown, glabrous; older stems ash-grey, with spines up to 15–30(40) mm long Young stems ± unbranched, virtually spineless, dirty-white to light brown, glabrous; older stems ash-grey, with spines up to 15–30(40) mm long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves in clusters of 5–10, sessile to subsessile; lamina bright green to grey-green, succulent, (2)6–10(14) × 1–3(4) mm, oblanceolate to obovate or narrowly obovate, apex obtuse or rarely acute, glabrous Leaves in clusters of 5–10, sessile to subsessile; lamina bright green to grey-green, succulent, (2)6–10(14) × 1–3(4) mm, oblanceolate to obovate or narrowly obovate, apex obtuse or rarely acute, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, 5-merous. Flowers hermaphrodite, 5-merous; pedicels 1–5(8) mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 1–5(8) mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2.5–3 mm long, glabrous; tube campanulate, 2–3 mm wide; lobes unequal, triangular, acute Calyx 2.5–3 mm long, glabrous; tube campanulate, 2–3 mm wide; lobes unequal, triangular, acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white with white to pale lilac lobes; tube 5–7(9) mm long, narrowly infundibuliform, pilose inside at filament insertions; lobes 2–3 mm long, semi-circular Corolla white with white to pale lilac lobes; tube 5–7(9) mm long, narrowly infundibuliform, pilose inside at filament insertions; lobes 2–3 mm long, semi-circular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens unequal, attached 2.5–3(4) mm above the base of the corolla, just below the middle of its tube, 5–6 mm long, just exserted Stamens unequal, attached 2.5–3(4) mm above the base of the corolla, just below the middle of its tube, 5–6 mm long, just exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk golden-yellow, inconspicuous Disk golden-yellow, inconspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2.5 × 2 mm, ± ovoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 8–10(11) mm long, exserted
Ecology
Occurring at the edge of dune thickets, in the salt spray communities on sea-facing slopes and littoral zones, grassveld; sea level.
Distribution
MOZ GI, MOZ M Mozambique Also known from South Africa along the coast of northern KwaZulu-Natal, and in Madagascar and the Mascarene Is.
Morphology General Habit
Low or prostrate, intricately branched shrub up to 1 m high and up to 6 m across. Low or prostrate, intricately branched shrub up to 1 m high and up to 6 m across
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2.5 × 2 mm, ± ovoid; style 8–10(11) mm long, exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit orange-red, 4–5 × 4 mm, ovoid or ovoid-oblong. Fruit orange-red, 4–5 × 4 mm, ovoid or ovoid-oblong
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2 × 1.5 mm, discoid-ovoid. Seeds 2 × 1. 5 mm, discoid-ovoid

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Rodrigues, Réunion

Lycium mascarenense A.M.Venter & A.J.Scott appears in other Kew resources:

First published in S. African J. Bot. 65: 428 (1999)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Flora Zambesiaca 8(4): 1-124. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Scott, A.J. (2000). Flore des Mascareignes 128: 1-41. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • South African J. Bot. 65: 428 (1999).
  • Venter, Tax. Lycium Afr.: 176, fig. 8.2.31 (2000).

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Gonçalves, A.E. (2005). Flora Zambesiaca 8(4): 1-124. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Scott, A.J. (2000). Flore des Mascareignes 128: 1-41. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

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