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45. Berberis ziyunensis P. K. Hsiao & Z. Yu Li, Acta Bot. Yunnan. 21: 30. 1999.

紫云小檗 zi yun xiao bo

Shrubs, evergreen, 1.5-2.5 m tall. Branches dark gray, terete, glabrous; shoots purplish black, shiny; spines absent or very weak, 3-fid, pale yellow, 5-6 mm. Petiole 2-3 mm; leaf blade abaxially pale yellow, adaxially deep green, elliptic or narrowly elliptic, occasionally oblanceolate, 4-11 × 1-3 cm, thickly leathery, abaxially slightly pruinose, midvein conspicuously raised, lateral veins inconspicuous, adaxially with impressed midvein, lateral veins inconspicuous, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, entire or inconspicuously 1-3-spinulose-subserrulate on each side, apex acuminate or acute. Flowers 4-10-fascicled, sometimes to 25 flowers. Pedicels purplish brown when dry, 1.5-2 cm, glabrous; bractlets triangular-ovate, ca. 2.2 × 1 mm. Outer sepals oblong, ca. 2.2 × 1.9 mm; inner sepals obovate, ca. 4 × 2.5 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 3.5 × 3 mm, base not clawed, with separate glands, apex entire. Stamens ca. 2.3 mm; anther connective truncate. Ovules 2, shortly funiculate. Berry dark red, ellipsoid; style persistent, short. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Apr-May.

● Thickets; 1000-1300 m. Guizhou.


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