Taxon  Report   5234    
Lycium brevipes  Benth.  var. hassei  (Greene) C. L. Hitchc.
Santa catalina island desert thorn
Lycium brevipes var. hassei
© Angelika Brinkman-Busi and CNPS
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Lycium brevipes var. hassei
© 2016 Ron Vanderhoff
Lycium brevipes var. hassei, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Lycium hassei
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 3.1 (review list).   8th Edition

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Lycium brevipes var. hassei
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Genus: Lycium
Parent: Lycium brevipes
Communities: Coastal Sage Scrub

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Lycium hassei

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Lycium hassei
More information about  Lycium brevipes var. hassei
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).