Lycium europaeum Linn. Solanaceae. Box Thorn.
Mediterranean regions and the Orient. This thorny shrub is used as a hedge plant in Tuscany and Spain, and the young shoots are employed as a vegetable. The globose berry, yellow or red and one-sixth of an inch in diameter, is sweet and without flavor but is eaten in India.
Lycium ruthenicum Murr. Russian Box Thorn.
Orient. The small, sweet and flavorless berry is eaten in India.