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82. Berberis atrocarpa C. K. Schneider in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 437. 1917.

黑果小檗 hei guo xiao bo

Berberis atrocarpa var. subintegra Ahrendt; B. silvicola C. K. Schneider var. angustata Ahrendt.

Shrubs, evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branches brownish gray or brownish black, angulate to sulcate, finely black verruculose; spines 3-fid, pale yellow, 1-4 cm, adaxially flat. Petiole short; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green, shiny, lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, 3-7 × 0.7-1.4 cm, thickly leathery, both surfaces not pruinose, abaxially with obviously raised midvein, adaxially with impressed midvein, both surfaces with indistinct lateral and reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin remotely 5-10-spinose-serrate on each side, occasionally subentire, apex acute. Flowers 3-10-fascicled. Pedicels reddish, 5-10 mm, glabrous. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals oblong-obovate, ca. 4 × 2 mm; inner sepals obovate, ca. 7 × 4 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 6 × 4.5 mm, base cuneate, with separate glands, apex rounded, deeply incised. Stamens ca. 4 mm. Ovules 2, sessile or very shortly funiculate. Berry black, ovoid, ca. 5 × 4 mm, not pruinose, style persistent. Fl. Apr, fr. May-Aug.

● Thickets, Pinus forests, margins of evergreen broad-leaved forests, on rocks; 600-2800 m. Hunan, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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