Calflora
Taxon  Report   5241    
Lycium torreyi  A. Gray
Torrey's box thorn
Lycium torreyi
© 2017 Wynn Anderson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Lycium torreyi, a dicot, is a shrub that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.2 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Lycium torreyi
© 2013 Wynn Anderson
Family: SOLANACEAE  
Genus: Lycium
Communities: Creosote Bush Scrub

Wetlands:
Arid West: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

 
More information about  Lycium torreyi
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

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (LYTO)

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: Dec 18, 2018).