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183. Berberis centiflora Diels, Notes Roy. Bot. Gard. Edin­burgh. 5: 167. 1912.

多花大黄连刺 duo hua da huang lian ci

Berberis pruinosa Franchet var. centiflora (Diels) Handel-Mazzetti.

Shrubs, evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branches brownish gray or brownish yellow, terete, glabrous, not verruculose; spines 3-fid, concolorous, ca. 1.5 cm, slender. Petiole 1-4 mm; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially shiny, yellow-green, oblong-obovate or oblanceolate, 3-9 × 1-3 cm, leathery, abaxially with obviously raised midvein, lateral veins 8-12 pairs, conspicuous, adaxially with slightly impressed midvein, both surfaces with inconspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin sometimes slightly revolute, 10-20-spinose-serrate on each side, apex obtuse, apiculate. Inflorescence a fascicle of 15-30 flowers or 2-4-flowered raceme 5-6 cm. Pedicels 1.5-4 cm, glabrous, not pruinose; bractlets ca. 2 × 1.5 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer and inner sepals obovate, equal in size, ca. 5.5 × 4 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 6.5 × 5 mm, base clawed, with separate lanceolate glands, apex slightly retuse. Stamens ca. 5 mm; anther connective prolonged, shortly apiculate. Ovules 4-6. Berry oblong-ellipsoid, ca. 7 × 6 mm, not pruinose; style persistent, short. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Jun-Oct.

● Roadsides in valleys; 1800-2700 m. Yunnan.


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