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195. Berberis bracteata (Ahrendt) Ahrendt, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 57: 163. 1961.

长苞小檗 chang bao xiao bo

Berberis dictyoneura C. K. Schneider var. bracteata Ahrendt, J. Bot. 80(Suppl.): 111. 1942.

Shrubs, deciduous, less than 1 m tall. Branches dark gray, obviously sulcate, not verruculose; shoots pale yellow, sometimes dark purplish red; spines weak, 3-fid, concolorous, 1-1.5 cm. Petiole 1-3 mm; leaf blade adaxially shiny, green, obovate or elliptic-obovate, 1.7-4 × 0.7-1.7 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, not pruinose, adaxially with slightly raised midvein and lateral veins, both surfaces with conspicuously raised reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin coarsely 10-12-aristate-dentate on each side, apex rounded, obtuse. Inflorescence a raceme, 5-8-flowered, compound below, 2-3 cm, glabrous; bracts lanceolate, 4-5 mm, apex acuminate. Pedicels 5-6(-9) mm, glabrous. Flowers ca. 7 mm in diam. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals oblong, 4-4.5 × 2-2.5 mm; inner sepals obovate, 5.5-6.5 × 3.5-4 mm. Petals obovate, 5-5.5 × 3-3.5 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex entire. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective prolonged, subapiculate. Ovules 1 or 2. Fruit unknown. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. unknown.

● Sunny rocky slopes, weedy places within Abies forests; 3200-3300 m. Yunnan.


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