Lycium afrum

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A thorny and stiffly branched shrub or small tree, that grows to a height of 2-3 m. The bark is pale creamy brown; branchlets armed with rigid spines 1-4,5cm long, often bearing the leaves and flowers. It has succulent-like, grey-green leaves, that are leathery and linear-oblong, 11-24 × 1-2 mm, tufted on short shoots and spirally arranged.

Also called: kraalkriedoring, slangbessie, bokdoring

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Scientific name

Lycium afrum

Common name(s)

Kraal honeythorn


Vegetation types