179. Berberis hersii Ahrendt, Gard. Ill. 64: 426. 1944.
南阳小檗 nan yang xiao bo
Berberis amurensis Ruprecht var. licentii Ahrendt.
Shrubs, deciduous, 1-3 m tall. Branches grayish black, terete; shoots grayish yellow, angulate, sparsely black verruculose; spines absent or simple, occasionally 3-fid, weak, concolorous, 3-6 mm. Petiole 6-15 mm; leaf blade abaxially grayish brown, adaxially green, obovate, obovate-elliptic, or elliptic, 2.5-5 × 1-1.8 cm, thinly papery, abaxially with obviously raised midvein and lateral veins, adaxially with slightly raised midvein and lateral veins, both surfaces with conspicuously raised reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin 15-30-spinulose-subserrulate on each side, apex acute. Inflorescence a raceme, 15-30-flowered, 3-5 cm, sometimes compound below; peduncles 5-15 mm; bracts 1-1.5 mm. Pedicels dark red, 2-8 mm, slender; bractlets red, ca. 2 × 1 mm, apex acute. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals ovate, 3-3.5 × 2-2.5 mm, apex obtuse; inner sepals obovate, 4.5-5 × 3-3.5 mm. Petals elliptic, 4-4.5 × 2.5-3 mm, base slightly clawed, with separate oblong glands, apex slightly emarginate. Stamens ca. 2.5 mm; anther connective not prolonged, truncate, or retuse. Ovules 2. Berry red, ellipsoid, ca. 9 × 5.5 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Aug-Oct.
● Thickets, forests, forest margins, roadsides; 700-2100 m. Hebei, Shandong, Shanxi.