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Goji Berry
Solanaceae
Lycium barbarum


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Flower Petal # 5
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Solanaceae Family

Lycium Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Wolfberry, Chinese wolfberry, Mede Berry, Barbary Matrimony Vine, Bocksdorn, Duke of Argyll's Tea Tree, Murali , Red Medlar , Matrimony Vine

Physical Description
Wolfberry leaves form on the shoot either in an alternating arrangement or in bundles of up to three, each having a shape that is either lanceolate (shaped like a spearhead longer than it is wide) or ovate (egg-like). Leaf dimensions are 7 cm long by 3.5 cm wide with blunted or round tips.

One to three flowers occur on stems 1-2 cm in length. The calyx (eventually ruptured by the growing berry) consists of bell-shaped or tubular sepals forming short, triangular lobes. The corolla are lavender or light purple, 9-14 mm long with five or six lobes shorter than the tube. The stamens are structured with anthers that open lengthwise, shorter in length than the filaments .


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Solanaceae
Nightshade Family
Solanales
Solanales
Nightshade Order
Euasterids I
Euasterids I
Real Stars Group One
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Unrelated to the plant's geographic origin, the names Tibetan goji and Himalayan goji are in common use in the health food market for products from this plant.
Since the early 21st century in the United States and other such developed countries, there has been rapidly growing attention for wolfberries for their nutrient value and antioxidant content, leading to a profusion of consumer products. Such rapid commercial development extends from wolfberry having a high ranking among superfruits expected to be part of a multi-billion dollar market by 2011.
Wolfberries are almost never found in their fresh form outside of their production regions, and are usually sold in open boxes and small packages in dried form. The amount of desiccation varies in wolfberries: some are soft and somewhat tacky in the manner of raisins, while others may be very hard.
treatment of inflammatory and some types of skin diseases. A glucopyranoside and phenolic amides isolated from wolfberry root bark have inhibitory activity in vitro against human pathogenic bacteria and fungi.
Wolfberry contains significant percentages of a day's macronutrient needs Ė carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber. 68% of the mass of dried wolfberries exists as carbohydrate, 12% as protein, and 10% each as fiber and fat, giving a total caloric value in a 100 gram serving of 370 (kilo)calories.





Goji Berry, Wolfberry
Goji Berry, Wolfberry - September 24, 2009



Goji Berry, Wolfberry
Goji Berry, Wolfberry - September 24, 2009



Goji Berry, Wolfberry
Goji Berry, Wolfberry - September 24, 2009



Goji Berry, Wolfberry
Goji Berry, Wolfberry - September 24, 2009



Goji Berry, Wolfberry
Goji Berry, Wolfberry - September 24, 2009



Goji Berry, Wolfberry
Goji Berry, Wolfberry - September 24, 2009



Goji Berry, Wolfberry
Goji Berry, Wolfberry - September 24, 2009

Comment: Goji Berry, Lycium barbarum

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julia

usa October 20, 2010
do you have goji plant tree for sale? Can i have your phone?

Thank you

julia

usa October 20, 2010
do you have goji plant tree for sale?

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