Taxon  Report   5242 
Lycium verrucosum  Eastw.
San nicholas desert thorn,  San nicolas island desert thorn, San nicolas thorn
Lycium verrucosum, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California and believed to be extinct(questionable).
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 1A (presumed extinct).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Genus: Lycium
Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + JM93
More information about  Lycium verrucosum
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

Original Publication citation (ITIS)


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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]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2016).

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