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Shrubs with ± thorny branches Lycium
Lateral branches leafy, mostly more than 10 mm long, ending in a stout spine. Leaves thick, oblanceolate to obovate, 15–40 mm long. Corolla 8–12 mm long; tube slightly exceeding the calyx. Berry globular, orange-red, 10–12 mm diam. Widespread. Weed of pastures and disturbed sites. Introd. from Africa. Fl. most of the year. African Box-thorn Lycium ferocissimum