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204. Berberis beaniana C. K. Schneider in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 439. 1917.

康松小檗 kang song xiao bo

Shrubs, deciduous, 1.5-2.5 m tall. Branches grayish yellow, sulcate, sparsely verruculose, glabrous; shoots green; spines 3-fid, pale yellow, 1-2.5 cm. Petiole 1-3 mm; leaf blade abaxially gray, adaxially shiny, deep green, narrowly elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 2-5 × 0.6-1.3 cm, papery, abaxially pruinose, finely papillose, midvein obviously raised, adaxially with impressed midvein, reticulate veins conspicuous, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, 5-10-spinose-serrate on each side, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescence a panicle, loosely 10-20 flowered, 2-4 cm, broad, glabrous; bracts ca. 1.5 mm. Pedicels 6-15 mm. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals yellow, without discoloration, oblong-ovate, 2-3 × 1-1.3 mm; median sepals oblong-ovate, 4-5 × 2.3-3.3 mm, apex subobtuse; inner sepals obovate, 6-6.5 × 3.5-4.5 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 5 × 3-3.5 mm, base cuneate with separate oblong glands, apex subentire or slightly emarginate. Stamens 3-3.5 mm; anther connective slightly prolonged, rounded. Ovules 3 or 4, sessile. Berry dark red, ovoid-oblong, 9-10 × 5-6 mm, densely mauve pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Jun, fr. Oct-Nov.

● W Sichuan.

This species is known only from the type gathering (at A and OXF), a cultivated plant grown at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, from seed (E. H. Wilson Veitch Exped. no. 1930) collected in 1904 from an unspecified location in W Sichuan.


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