Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Lycium L., Sp. Pl. 191 (1753)
Vernacular Name(s):

Shrubs, usually spiny.  Lvs deciduous or evergreen, alternate or in fascicles on short spurs, simple, entire, usually glabrous, sessile or shortly petiolate.  Fls solitary or few in clusters, axillary.  Calyx scarcely accrescent;  tube campanulate, regular or ± bilabiate;  teeth 3–5, equal or unequal.  Corolla funnelform, often cylindric in lower part, sometimes salverform, usually purple to whitish, (4)–5–(7)-lobed.  Stamens inserted in throat of corolla, exserted, often with band of hairs near filament base.  Stigma shallowly 2-lobed, sometimes capitate.  Fr. a berry;  seeds few to many, of moderate size.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Lycium L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised2
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.