Lycium shawii

Lycium shawii Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 4: 693 1819. (syn: Lycium abeliiflorum Rchb.; Lycium albiflorum Damm.; Lycium arabicum Schweinf. ex Boiss.; Lycium barbarum Mill.; Lycium cufodontii Lanza; Lycium ellenbeckii Damm.; Lycium erythraeum Schweinf. ex Vatke; Lycium jaegeri Damm.; Lycium javellense Lanza; Lycium mediterraneum var. cinnamomeum Dunal; Lycium merkii Damm.; Lycium orientale Miers; Lycium ovinum Damm.; Lycium persicum Miers; Lycium somalense Damm.; Lycium tenuiramosum Damm.; Lycium withaniifolium Damm.);    

Turkey (S-Anatolia), Bahrain, Oman (Dhofar, Mascat & Oman), Egypt (Eastern Desert, NE-Egypt, NW-coastal Egypt, SE-Egypt), Iran (E-Iran, S-Iran), Iraq, Israel (Rift Valley, N-Negev Desert, S-Negev Desert, Negev Desert, Judean Desert), Jordania (S-Jordania), Kuwait, Saudi Arabia (C-Saudi Arabia, NE-Saudi Arabia, N-Saudi Arabia, Midyan, Asir, Nafud Desert, Nejd Desert, Rub al Khali), Sinai peninsula (C-Sinai, S-Sinai), United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Yemen (Aden Desert, coastal Hadhramaut, N-Inner Yemen, SW-Yemen, W-Yemen), Pakistan (Baluchistan, Sind, Pakistani Punjab, Lahore), W-India, South Africa (Limpopo, Mpulamanga, KwaZulu-Natal), Swaziland, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, ?Algeria, ?Tunisia, Libya, Somalia, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan as per Catalogue of Life;
 

 
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Solanaceae Fortnight : Lycium shawii : Oman : 22FEB15 : AK-13 : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)
Seen growing along rocky cliffs, native to Oman.
Flowers very tiny, fruits tiny red berries.
rare beauty of a flower

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Lycium barbarum family Solanaceae (Garothi =  Local name) another major food item of Grey Hypocolius in Kutch, Gujarat, India.  
Although the major food item still remains the ripe and unripe berries of Salvadora persica (Khari jar_local name), Grey Hypocolius do feed on the berries and flower buds of Lycium bush in Kutch, this was observed on many occasion. The identity of this was established yesterday while discussing this with Botanist Dr. Pankaj Joshi.  
Here in this picture you can see a grey hypocolius male on Lycium bush. They do roost in these bushes. 
grey Hypocolius are still in Kutch till 12 th April 2008. I am going to check their roost tomorrow.  
Last year the last sighting was on 16 th April 2008.

 
 
 
 
 
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