85. Berberis amabilis C. K. Schneider, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 46: 257. 1939.
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Berberis amabilis var. holophylla C. Y. Wu & S. Y. Bao.
Shrubs, evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branches brownish gray, terete; shoots pale yellow, angulate, verruculose, glabrous; spines 3-fid, subterete, sometimes adaxially sulcate, 1-3 cm. Petiole 1-2 mm; leaf blade adaxially green, oblong-elliptic, elliptic-lanceolate, or oblanceolate, 4-8 × 1-1.5 cm, leathery, abaxially white pruinose, with obviously raised midvein, lateral veins conspicuous, adaxially with obviously impressed midvein, lateral veins inconspicuous, both surfaces with inconspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin usually revolute, 3-6-spinose-serrate on each side, sometimes entire, apex acute, aristate. Flowers 6-25-fascicled. Pedicels red, 1-1.8 cm, slender, glabrous; bractlets ovate, ca. 2 × 1.5 mm, apex acuminate. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals broadly ovate, ca. 5 × 4 mm; inner sepals elliptic or elliptic-oblong, 6-7 × ca. 4 mm. Petals obovate, 6-7 × ca. 4 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 5 mm; anther connective prolonged, apiculate. Ovules 2, sessile. Berry black, ellipsoid, 6-8 × 3-5 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. and fr. Jun-Aug.
Thickets, forest margins, shaded places on slopes; 1800-3300 m. Yunnan [N Myanmar].