Calflora
Taxon  Report   5232    
Lycium brevipes  Benth.
Baja desert thorn,  Fruitilla
Lycium brevipes
© 2010 Aaron Schusteff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lycium brevipes
© 2002 Charles E. Jones
Lycium brevipes, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Lycium brevipes
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Lycium
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub, Alkali Sink, Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Lycium richii
More information about  Lycium brevipes
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LYBR)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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