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194. Berberis nutanticarpa C. Y. Wu ex S. Y. Bao, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(3): 15. 1985.

垂果小檗 chui guo xiao bo

Shrubs, deciduous, ca. 1 m tall. Branches brownish gray, sulcate, sparsely verruculose, glabrous; spines 3-fid or simple, pale yellow, 1-2.5 cm. Petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade abaxially pale green, sometimes grayish white, adaxially deep green, obovate or elliptic-obovate, 2.5-5 × 1-2 cm, papery or thickly so, abaxially with obviously raised midvein and lateral veins, adaxially with flat or slightly raised midvein, lateral veins 5-7 pairs, base cuneate, margin remotely 10-14-spinose-serrate on each side, occasionally entire, apex rounded or acute. Flowers unknown. Infructescence a raceme with 5-8 berries, 4.5-6 cm including peduncle 1.5-2 cm, nutant; bracts lanceolate, 4-5 mm; fruit stalk 1.5-3.5 cm, glabrous; berry red, ellipsoid, 9-12 × 4-5 mm, slightly pruinose, style not persistent; seeds 2. Fl. unknown, fr. Oct.

● Weedy slopes, alpine meadows; 3000-3700 m. Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan.


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