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Lycium  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 30531

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): desert-thorn [English]
    wolfberry [English]
    wolfberry species [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2011   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                            FamilySolanaceae  – nightshades, solanacées  
                               GenusLycium L. – desert-thorn, wolfberry, wolfberry species  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Lycium americanum Jacq.  
                                  Species Lycium andersonii A. Gray – water jacket, Anderson wolfberry, Anderson's wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium barbarum L. – matrimony vine, matrimonyvine, matrimony-vine, common matrimonyvine 
                                  Species Lycium berlandieri Dunal – Berlandier's wolfberry, Berlandier wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium brevipes Benth. – Baja desert-thorn 
                                  Species Lycium californicum Nutt. ex A. Gray – California desert-thorn, California wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium carolinianum Walter – Carolina desert-thorn, Carolina wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium chinense Mill. – Chinese desert-thorn 
                                  Species Lycium cooperi A. Gray – peach thorn, Cooper wolfberry, Cooper's wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium depressum Stocks  
                                  Species Lycium exsertum A. Gray – Arizona desert-thorn, littleleaf wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium ferocissimum Miers – African boxthorn 
                                  Species Lycium fremontii A. Gray – Fremont's desert-thorn, Fremont wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium hassei Greene – Santa Catalina Island desert-thorn 
                                  Species Lycium macrodon A. Gray – desert wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium pallidum Miers – pale desert-thorn, pale wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium parishii A. Gray – Parish's desert-thorn, Parish wolfberry, Parish's wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium puberulum A. Gray – downy desert-thorn, downy wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium sandwicense A. Gray – Hawai'i desert-thorn 
                                  Species Lycium shockleyi A. Gray – Shockley's desert-thorn, Shockley's wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium texanum Correll – Texas wolfberry, Texas desert-thorn, Texas desertthorn 
                                  Species Lycium torreyi A. Gray – Torrey wolfberry, squawthorn, Torrey's wolfberry 
                                  Species Lycium tweedianum Griseb. – tropical desert-thorn 

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  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Lycium   
  Source: Solanaceae of North America Update, database (version 2011)  
  Acquired: 2011   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Lycium   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Lycium   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Lycium   
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