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58. Berberis pectinocraspedon C. Y. Wu ex S. Y. Bao, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(3): 11. 1985.

疏齿小檗 shu chi xiao bo

Shrubs, evergreen, 2-3 m tall. Branches black gray, terete; shoots brownish gray, scarcely black verruculose; spines 3-fid, concolorous, 7-10 mm, slender. Leaves shortly petiolate; leaf blade abaxially pale brown when dry, adaxially slightly shiny, oblong-elliptic or lanceolate, 4-12 × 1.5-3 cm, leathery, abaxially with obviously raised veins, adaxially with slightly impressed midvein, lateral veins conspicuous, base cuneate, margin closely 25-30-spinulose-subserrulate on each side, apex obtuse. Flowers (10-)15-20-fascicled. Pedicels 1.6-2.2 cm, weak, glabrous; bractlets triangular, apex acute. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals triangular-ovate, ca. 3 × 3 mm, apex acute; median sepals oblong-ovate, ca. 4 × 2 mm, apex mucronate; inner sepals oblong, ca. 4 × 2 mm, apex mucronate. Petals ovate-elliptic, ca. 4 × 3 mm, base attenuate, with separate glands, apex subrounded, mucronate. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective truncate. Ovules solitary; funicles ca. as long as ovules. Berry oblong, not pruinose, style persistent. Fl. and fr. Apr-Aug.

● Thickets; 700-1900 m. Yunnan.


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