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).
California Rare Plant Rank: 1A (presumed extinct).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(3 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Lycium
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + CNPS

More information about  Lycium verrucosum
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 25, 2020).