190. Berberis heteropoda Schrenk in Fischer & C. A. Meyer, Enum. Pl. Nov. 1: 102. 1841.
异果小檗 yi guo xiao bo
Shrubs, deciduous, 2-3 m tall. Branches dark red, terete, not verruculose; spines simple or 3-fid, pale purplish red, subterete, 5-30 mm. Petiole 3-10 mm; leaf blade abaxially pale green, slightly shiny, adaxially green, obovate-elliptic, 2-6 × 1-4 cm, thickly papery, both surfaces glabrous, not pruinose, abaxially with slightly raised midvein, lateral veins 2-4 pairs, conspicuous, adaxially with flat or slightly raised midvein, lateral veins raised, both surfaces with raised reticulate veins, base broadly cuneate, margin entire or indistinctly spinose-serrate, apex rounded. Inflorescence a raceme or umbellate raceme, 4-9-flowered, 2-5 cm, with few fascicled flowers at base, glabrous; bracts ovate-lanceolate, 1.5-3 mm. Pedicels 9-17 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals elliptic, ca. 5 × 4 mm, apex rounded; inner sepals obovate, ca. 7 × 5 mm. Petals obovate-spatulate, ca. 6 × 4 mm, base cuneate, with separate glands, apex rounded, entire. Stamens ca. 4.5 mm; anther connective prolonged, apiculate. Ovules 4-6, funiculate. Berry black, subglobose, 10-12 × 9-10 mm, slightly pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Oct.
Forests, sparse forests, thickets, floodlands, stony slopes, arid steppe lands; 900-3200 m. Xinjiang [Russia].