Lycium L.

Shrubs with ± thorny branches Lycium
Lateral branches leafy, mostly more than 10 mm long, ending in a stout spine. Leaves thick, oblanceolate to obovate, 15–40 mm long. Corolla 8–12 mm long; tube slightly exceeding the calyx. Berry globular, orange-red, 10–12 mm diam. Widespread. Weed of pastures and disturbed sites. Introd. from Africa. Fl. most of the year. African Box-thorn Lycium ferocissimum
Lateral branches reduced to leafless spines less than 10 mm long. Leaves thin, ovate to elliptic, 8–20(70) mm long. Corolla 10–12 mm long. Berry red, ellipsoid, 3–4 mm diam. Coast. Waste places. Introd. from China. Fl. summer–autumn. Chinese Box-thorn Lycium barbarum