Lycium intricatum Boiss.


Genus: Lycium

Catalan common name: Arç intricat. Cambronera. Espí blanc.

Province distribution: Alacant. Balearic Islands.

Distribution in the islands: Mallorca. Formentera.

General distribution (Phytogeography): South Mediterranean

IUCN Category: LCLeast concern

Flowering time: JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

Life-forms: Nanophanerophyte.

Habitats: Rocky coastlines. Cliff faces.

Characteristics: A bush that does not usually grow over one metre and a half in height, greatly branched with extremely tortuous branches, and armed with spines. The leaves are fleshy, more or less lanceolate, ordinary sized and whitish green. It produces flowers that look like a kind of small trumpet, and are violet or lilac. It flowers from autumn to spring. It lives in rocky places along the coast, always in hot places due to the strong sunshine.