165. Berberis feddeana C. K. Schneider, Bull. Herb. Boissier, sér. 2. 5: 665. 1905.
异长穗小檗 yi chang sui xiao bo
Shrubs, deciduous, 1-2 m tall. Branches pale grayish yellow, terete, not verruculose; shoots reddish, glabrous; spines simple, weak, 2-8 mm, sometimes absent. Petiole 6-15 mm; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green, obovate or oblong-obovate, 2-8 × 2.2-5 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially with obviously raised midvein, reticulate veins conspicuous, adaxially with flat or slightly impressed midvein, lateral and reticulate veins conspicuous, base cuneate, margin entire, or inconspicuously many spinulose-serrulate, apex rounded, obtuse or acute. Inflorescence a raceme, 18-60-flowered, 7-18 cm including peduncle 1-3 cm, glabrous; bracts triangular-lanceolate, 1-2 mm. Pedicels 4-8 mm; bractlets reddish, lanceolate, 1.5-2 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals oblong, 2.5-3 × 1.3-1.5 mm; inner sepals obovate-oblong, 4-4.5 × 2-2.5 mm. Petals elliptic, 3-3.5 × 1.5-1.8 mm, base shortly clawed, with separate glands, apex emarginate. Ovules 2. Berry red, oblong, 8-10 × 4-6 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Sep.
● Thickets, forest margins, streamsides on mountains; 800-3000 m. Hubei, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan.