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69. Berberis sublevis W. W. Smith, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edinburgh. 9: 83. 1916.

近光滑小檗 jin guang hua xiao bo

Berberis sublevis var. exquista Ahrendt; B. sublevis var. grandifolia C. K. Schneider; B. sublevis var. microcarpa (J. D. Hooker & Thomson) Ahrendt; B. wallichiana Candolle var. gracilipes Ahrendt; B. wallichiana var. microcarpa J. D. Hooker & Thomson.

Shrubs, evergreen, 1-3 m tall. Branches grayish brown, sulcate, scarcely verruculose; spines 3-fid, concolorous, 1-2 cm, slender, adaxially flat. Leaves shortly petiolate; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green, linear-lanceolate, 4-12 × 1-1.5 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein conspicuously raised, lateral veins slightly raised, adaxially with slightly impressed midvein, lateral veins visible, both surfaces with inconspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, closely 10-20-spinose-serrate on each side, sometimes entire, apex acuminate. Flowers 5-30-fascicled. Pedicels 7-15 mm, slender. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals reddish, ovate, ca. 2.5 × 2 mm, apex subacute; inner sepals obovate to oblong-elliptic, ca. 5 × 3 mm. Petals obovate, 5-5.5 × ca. 3 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 3.5 mm; anther connective obtuse. Ovules solitary; funicles 3-6 × longer than ovules. Berry purplish red, ovoid, 6-7 × 3-3.5 mm, not pruinose; style persistent, short. Fl. and fr. May-Nov.

Thickets, forests, streamsides; 1500-2700 m. Sichuan, Yunnan [NE India to Myanmar].

Berberis prainiana Stapf belongs here but is a nomen nudum and was therefore not validly published (Vienna Code, Art. 32.1(d)).


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