Lycium ferocissimum

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Lycium ferocissimum


Taxonavigation: Solanales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Solanales

Familia: Solanaceae
Subfamilia: Solanoideae
Tribus: Lycieae
Genus: Lycium
Species: Lycium ferocissimum



Lycium ferocissimum Miers, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 2, 14: 187 (1854).


  • Heterotypic
    • Lycium campanulatum E.Mey. ex C.H.Wright in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 4(2): 111 (1904).
    • Lycium macrocalyx Dammer, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 48: 232 (1912).
    • Lycium macrocalyx Domin, Biblioth. Bot. 22(89): 590 (1929), nom. illeg.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Europe (introduced)
    • Regional: Southwestern Europe
      • Spain.
  • Continental: Africa
    • Regional: Northern Africa
      • Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia (introduced).
    • Regional: Southern Africa
      • Cape Provinces, Lesotho, Free State.
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Western Asia
      • Cyprus (introduced).
  • Continental: Australasia (introduced)
    • Regional: Australia
      • Norfolk Islands, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia.
    • Regional: New Zealand
      • New Zealand North.
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern U.S.A.
      • California (introduced).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references

  • Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. ser. 2, 14:187. 1854

Vernacular names

italiano: Spina santa