20 Graines Baies de goji, Lycium barbarum
Goji berries, Lycium barbarum |
Goji berries, Lycium barbarum,
20 seeds - Medium germination: 20%
The Common Lyciet or Lyciet de Barbarie (Lycium Barbarum) is a shrub of the Solanaceae (like the tomato), largely widespread from southern Europe to Asia2.
In France, we can observe in nature three species of Lycium : Lycium Europaeum, Lycium Barbarum and Lycium Chinense. The first two3 are indigenous in southern Europe and the third L. Chinense was introduced from East Asia and has naturalized in many places.
The lyciets which were known in the ancient pharmacopoeia of the Greco-Latin world4,5 were forgotten and it was only after the development of China Since the end of the 1990s that they returned to us under the trade name of " Baies de Goji .
Common Lyciet is one of the two species of Lycium giving red fruits for sale in dietetics stores under the name of Goji Bays (the other being Lycium Chinense). It is the richest of the two in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The very famous fruits in Asia for their antioxidant properties are registered with the Chinese pharmacopoeia6.
Two varieties are known :
- Lycium Barbarum Var. AURANTICARPUM K. F. CHING
- Lycium Barbarum Var. Barbarum
Common Lyciet2 is a shrub 80 cm to 3 m high, very branch, with flexual branches, pendants, somewhat thorny.
Solitary or fasciculated leaves are lanceolate or long elliptical, 2-3 cm long by 36 mm wide8.
The flower carried by a pedicel includes a chalice Campanule of 4-5 mm, generally at 2 lobes and a Corolle purple with a tube of 8-10 mm and spread out, more short on the glabrous margins. The stamens and the style are slightly Exserts8. Flowering is from June to September.
The fruit is a more or less orange, oblong red Red, developing slightly harsh suavers. They mature from August to October.
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