Lycium shawii Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 4: 693 1819. (syn: Lycium abeliiflorum Rchb.; Lycium albiflorum Damm.; Lycium arabicum Schweinf. ex Boiss.; Lycium barbarum Mill.; Lycium cufodontii Lanza; Lycium ellenbeckii Damm.; Lycium erythraeum Schweinf. ex Vatke; Lycium jaegeri Damm.; Lycium javellense Lanza; Lycium mediterraneum var. cinnamomeum Dunal; Lycium merkii Damm.; Lycium orientale Miers; Lycium ovinum Damm.; Lycium persicum Miers; Lycium somalense Damm.; Lycium tenuiramosum Damm.; Lycium withaniifolium Damm.);
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Sicilia to Kriti, Egypt to S. Africa and W. India: Botswana, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Italy, Kenya, Kriti, Kuwait, KwaZulu-Natal, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Malawi, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe as per POWO;
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Turkey (S-Anatolia), Bahrain, Oman (Dhofar, Mascat & Oman), Egypt (Eastern Desert, NE-Egypt, NW-coastal Egypt, SE-Egypt), Iran (E-Iran, S-Iran), Iraq, Israel (Rift Valley, N-Negev Desert, S-Negev Desert, Negev Desert, Judean Desert), Jordania (S-Jordania), Kuwait, Saudi Arabia (C-Saudi Arabia, NE-Saudi Arabia, N-Saudi Arabia, Midyan, Asir, Nafud Desert, Nejd Desert, Rub al Khali), Sinai peninsula (C-Sinai, S-Sinai), United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Yemen (Aden Desert, coastal Hadhramaut, N-Inner Yemen, SW-Yemen, W-Yemen), Pakistan (Baluchistan, Sind, Pakistani Punjab, Lahore), W-India, South Africa (Limpopo, Mpulamanga, KwaZulu-Natal), Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, ?Algeria, ?Tunisia, Libya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan as per Catalogue of Life;
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Solanaceae Fortnight : Lycium shawii : Oman : 22FEB15 : AK-13 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Seen growing along rocky cliffs, native to Oman.
Flowers very tiny, fruits tiny red berries.


rare beauty of a flower


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