135. Berberis reticulata Bijhouwer, J. Arnold Arbor. 9: 132. 1928.
网脉小檗 wang mai xiao bo
Shrubs, deciduous, 1-2.5 m tall. Branches brownish gray or purplish red, terete, angulate, not verruculose; shoots often purplish red, glabrous; spines simple or 3-fid, weak, to 1 cm. Petiole 2-12 mm; leaf blade abaxially grayish white, adaxially dark green, obovate, 2-5 × 1-2.5 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially not pruinose, midvein obviously raised, adaxially with impressed midvein, both surfaces with conspicuously raised reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin flat, 10-20-spinose-serrate on each side, apex rounded, obtuse. Inflorescence a subumbellate raceme, 5-10-flowered, 1.5-3 cm, not pedunculate; rachis reddish; bracts ca. 1 mm. Pedicels reddish, 4-7 mm, glabrous. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals elliptic, ca. 6 × 3 mm; inner sepals oblong, 7-7.5 × 4-4.5 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 6 × 3 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex obtusely emarginate. Stamens ca. 3.5 mm; anther connective apiculate. Ovules 5 or 6, sessile. Berry scarlet, ovoid, 7-8 × 5-6 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Sep.
● Thickets, forests, slopes; 1400-3000 m. Shaanxi.