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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Erect spreading shrub to 3 m, rarely a small tree to 4. Retrieved from ” https: Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter.

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

Lycium species mostly occur in arid and semi-arid climates, and a few are known from coastal zones in somewhat saline habitat types.

Long branches curving, sometimes pendulous. An easily grown plant, it does not require a rich soil, flowering and fruiting better in a well-drained soil of moderate quality[1, 11, ]. The standard author abbreviation Dunal is used to kycium Michel Felix Dunal —a French botanist. Plants have an extensive root system and can be planted to stabilize banks[]. Use this form to submit more information on this species or report mistakes in this webpage.


Edible lyclum Notes Fruit – raw or cooked [1]. The transition to gender dimorphism on an evolutionary background of self-incompatibility: Phylogeny and biogeography of the genus Lycium Solanaceae: Fruit mm in diameter, red, spherical europpaeum slightly obovoid.

Many botanists unite the three species under the name L. A list of trees, europaeuj and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. You will receive a range of benefits including: Succeeds in impoverished soils [2]. Views Read Edit View history. Buy Seeds and Docs. Descendants Cultivars Varieties None listed.

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Lycium europaeum – Wikispecies

Common Name European tea-tree, Box thorn, Family Eiropaeum USDA hardiness Known Hazards 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.

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Display spot characters for this species. The genus has a disjunct distribution around the globe, with species occurring on most continents in temperate and subtropical regions. Cultivated for agricultural or horticultural purposes but can be found in the wild as an escapee. Plant extracts and derivatives have always been used for various disease treatments and many anticancer agents issued from plants and vegetables lyciun clinically recognized and used all over the world.


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Plant out in late spring or early summer. Lycium is a genus of flowering plants in the nightshade familySolanaceae. Germination is usually good and fairly quick. Right plant wrong place.

Kindly consider support this website by giving a small donation. Requires a sunny position[]. Page Info This page was last modified on 4 Mayat Cytotoxic effect on normal rat cerebellum granule cells was assessed to be nonsignificant. The fruit is a berry about 8mm in diameter [2]. Try to be as concise as possible.

Derivation of the botanical name: Other Biblical references probable, translated in the King James Version as “bramble”.