Taxon  Report   5235 
Lycium californicum  Nutt.
California box thorn,  California boxthorn, California desert thorn

Lycium californicum
© 2013 Keir Morse
Lycium californicum
© 2004 Michael Charters
Lycium californicum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and is found only slightly beyond California borders.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 4.2 (limited distribution).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Lycium californicum
© 2004 Michael Charters
Genus: Lycium
Coastal Sage Scrub
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images

website references on Google

Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation. on the
International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 26, 2015).

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