Biblical plants and flowers: Lycium europaeum, Lycium intricatum, Lycium mediterraneum, Boxthorn, European matrimony-vine, European tea tree, אטד אירופי. Lycium europaeum is a perennial woody deciduous member of the Lycium genus in the family Solanaceae. Taxonomy. Superdivision: Spermatophyta. Division: Angiospermae. Class: Dicotyledoneae. Family: Solanaceae. Genus: Lycium.

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Young shoots – cooked [1]. Leaves in clusters of ; petiole mm; lamina green, glossy above, paler beneath, sometimes semi-succulent, Wikimedia Commons has media related to Lycium. Lycium europaeum – L. Invasive species include L. Tolerates maritime exposure [2]. Lycium is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade familySolanaceae. The standard author abbreviation Dunal is used to indicate Michel Felix Dunal —a French botanist.

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Wild Plants of Malta & Gozo – Plant: Lycium europaeum (Mediterranean Tea Tree)

Cancer is a major worldwide health problem and one of the leading causes of death either in developed or developing countries. Dioscoridae pharmacorum simplicium reique medicae. Succeeds in impoverished soils[]. Plant out in late spring or early summer. In his Naturalis historiaPliny the Elder describes boxthorn as a medicinal plant recommended as a treatment for sore eyes and inflammation, as does Pedanius Dioscorides in his P. Fruit mm in diameter, red, spherical to slightly obovoid.


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Kindly consider support this website by giving a small donation. Please bear in mind how much hard work such a large and up-to-date website about the flora of Malta requires. The fruit of many members of this genus is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A, C and E, flavanoids and other bio-active compounds. Lycium are shrubsoften thornygrowing 1 to 4 meters tall. Cytotoxic effect on normal rat cerebellum granule cells was assessed to be nonsignificant.

Lycium barbarum — Barbary matrimony-vine, Chinese boxthorn, Duke of Argyll’s teaplant, goji-berry, Himalayan goji, Tibetan goji Lycium bosciifolium Lycium berlandieri Dunal — Berlandier wolfberry Lycium brevipes — Baja desert-thorn Lycium californicum — California boxthorn, California desert-thorn Lycium carolinianum Walter — Carolina desert-thorn, Christmas berry Lycium chilense Bertero Lycium chinense — Chinese teaplant, Chinese wolfberry, Chinese boxthorn Lycium cinereum — Kriedoring Lycium cooperi — peachthorn, Cooper’s wolfberry Lycium decumbens Lycium depressum Stocks Lycium eenii Lycium europaeum L.

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However, use of the leaves is well documented and fairly widespread in some areas. Lycium tenuispinosum Lycium tetrandrum Lycium texanum — Texas wolfberry Lycium torreyi — Torrey’s boxthorn, squawthorn Lycium tweedianum — tropical desert-thorn Lycium villosum.


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There are no interactions listed for Lycium europaeum. Berry about 8mm in diameter; a yellow berry once known as “Lot’s lemon”. Lycium African boxthorn Lycium ferocissimum Scientific classification Kingdom: Integrated Taxonomic Information System.

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A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Your email address is only for internal communication. The eurropaeum of many members of this genus is a very rich source of vitamins and minerals, especially in vitamins A, C and E, flavanoids and other bio-active compounds. It is hardy to zone UK 9.

Some caution should be exercised with this species, particularly with regard to its edible leaves, since it belongs to a family that often contains toxins. Calyx mm, glabrous.

The leaves are small, narrow, and fleshy, and are alternately arranged, sometimes in fascicles. As Lycium persicum Includes a picture.

The fruit is a berry about 8mm in diameter[].