wolfberry

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Related to Lycium chinense: Lycium barbarum

wolf·ber·ry

 (wo͝olf′bĕr′ē)
n.
1. See goji.
2. A deciduous shrub (Symphoricarpos occidentalis) of western North America, having white berries and pinkish bell-shaped flowers.

wolfberry

(ˈwʊlfˌbɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
the berry of either of two plants of the genus Lycium, valued for its nutritional qualities

wolf•ber•ry

(ˈwʊlfˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
a North American shrub, Symphoricarpos occidentalis, of the honeysuckle family, with bell-shaped pink flowers and white berries.
[1825–35, Amer.]
Translations
bukketorn
Bocksdorn
クコ
bocktörnegojibär
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Goji is the fruit of Lycium barbarum and Lycium chinense, two closely related species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae (which also includes potato, tomato, eggplant, tobacco, etc).
At best, he thought they might be Lycium chinense, not Lycium barbarum.
These last compounds may help lower blood pressure and, prior to an Institute of Food Research (IFR) report in 2005, had only been found in the Chinese medicinal plant Lycium chinense.