Taxon  Report   5232 
Lycium brevipes  Benth.
Baja desert thorn,  Fruitilla
Lycium brevipes
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Lycium brevipes
© 2002 Charles E. Jones
Lycium brevipes, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lycium brevipes
© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink, Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Lycium brevipes var. brevipes
PLANTS: Lycium richii
PLANTS: Lycium verrucosum
More information about  Lycium brevipes
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 17, 2018).

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