56. Berberis insignis J. D. Hooker & Thomson subsp. Incrassata (Ahrendt) D. F. Chamberlain & C. M. Hu, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 42: 537. 1985.
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Berberis incrassata Ahrendt, Gard. Chron., ser. 3, 105: 371. 1939; B. incrassata var. bucahwangensis Ahrendt; B. incrassata var. fugongensis S. Y. Bao.
Shrubs, evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branches brownish yellow to dark red, terete, glabrous; spines absent. Petiole 2-4 mm; leaf blade abaxially shiny, pale yellow-green, adaxially dark grayish green, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, 5-16 × 2-6 cm, leathery, both surfaces not pruinose, abaxially with raised midvein, adaxially with impressed midvein, both surfaces with visible lateral veins, base cuneate, margin coarsely 12-24-aristate-dentate on each side, apex acuminate. Flowers (4-)8-15-fascicled. Pedicels 1-2.4 cm, slender, slightly thickened toward apex, glabrous. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals ovate, ca. 4 × 3 mm, apex acute; median sepals ovate-elliptic, ca. 6 × 5 mm, apex obtuse; inner sepals obovate, ca. 7 × 6 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 6 × 4 mm, base cuneate, with separate glands, apex entire. Stamens ca. 4 mm; anther connective truncate. Ovules 5-7. Berry purplish red or black, subglobose, 6-7 × 5-6 mm, not pruinose, style persistent and conspicuous. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug-Oct.
● Thickets, broad-leaved forests, mixed forests, bamboo forests; 1200-2400 m. Xizang, Yunnan.