Lycium ruthenicum Murray,  Comment. Soc. Regiae Sci. Gott. 2: 9-13 9 1780. (synLycium foliosum Stocks, Lycium glaucum Miers, Lycium tataricum Pall., Lycium turcomannicum Fisch. & C.A.Mey. ex Ledeb.);
E. Turkey to Mongolia and Pakistan: Afghanistan, China North-Central, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Mongolia, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Qinghai, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Xinjiang as per POWO;
Jammu & Kashmir as per BSI Flora of India Checklist;
Turkey (E-Anatolia), Iran (EC-Iran, E-Iran, Iranian Aserbaijan, W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq), China (Gansu, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, N-Shaanxi, Xinjiang), Tibet, Afghanistan (Wakhan, Baghlan, Bamyan, Faryab, Helmand, Jawzjan / Sar-e-Pol, Kabul, Nimroz, Samangan), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan (Baluchistan, Pakistani Punjab, Quetta), Pakistani Kashmir (Baltistan, Skardu), Jammu & Kashmir (Nubra, Ladakh), Vietnam (I), Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Georgia [Caucasus] as per CoL;
Common name: Russian Box Thorn

ID request-071011-PKA1:
Seen this Spiny Shrub planted surrounding the compound of houses and farms
at Nubra Valley, Ladakh. Could this be Lonicera spinosa??
Date/Time: 18-09-2011 / 08:00AM
Location: Diskit, Ladakh (Altitude: Approx: 10500ft), Nubra Valley.
Plant Habit: Shrub
Habitat: Wild / Planted
Probably, this was end of flowering season as i could spot hardly few flowers.

Habitat – Wild
Altitude – 4000 m (Approx)
Location – Hill Slopes near Panamik (Nubra Valley) Ladakh
Date – June 08, 2011
Flowers purple to white

A member of Solanaceae Family. Check with Lycium sp??

Thanks for a good lead … Yes Lycium europaeum L. is reported from Ladakh.

it is Lycium ruthenicum


Solanaceae Fortnight : Lycium ruthenicum: ::Ladakh :: PKA-FEB13/13 :: : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Seen this Spiny Shrub planted/ Wild surrounding the compound of houses and farms at Nubra Valley, Ladakh.
Bot. name:  Lycium ruthenicum
Family: Solanaceae
Location: Diskit, Ladakh (Altitude: Approx: 10500ft), Nubra Valley.
Plant Habit: Shrub

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Pleased to share some pictures of Lycium ruthenicum shot en route to Nubra valley on 22 August 2014.


Lycium ruthenicum at Nubra Valley, Ladakh- July-PKA-14 : Attachments (4)
Lycium ruthenicum (Family: Solanaceae) at Nubra Valley, Ladakh.

Wonderful images, …

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Id of the plant pl. Seen on1st week of August 16.
I do not remember the location.

Lycium ruthenicum

… is correct this is Lycium ruthenicum. I have only seen this at that fruiting stage- it has black berries, thick fleshy leaves which are almost cylindrical. Hartmann recorded it from 2500-4270m.  Also found in Baltistan and Baluchistan. Member of SolanaceaeKlimes found it on dry stony slopes with spare vegetation, screes, gravel in river beds. I have seen it on hot slopes (during summer to autumn) approaching Leh from the West.
See: /species/m—z/s/solanaceae/lycium/lycium-ruthenicum


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Lycium ruthenicum Murray – wolf berryRussian box thorn is a common shrub from Nubra valley area of Leh Ladakh

This was at Hunder on the banks of the Shyok river, Ladakh in August 2022.
I think it is Lycium ruthenicum. Requested to please validate

I saw the flowers at Agham, midway between Hundar and Pangong tso the next day.

A couple of more pics

100 % yes !

Great images.

I also agree as per images at Lycium ruthenicum Murray