170. Berberis honanensis Ahrendt, Gard. Ill. 64: 426. 1944.
河南小檗 he nan xiao bo
Shrubs, deciduous, 1.5-3 m tall. Branches gray, terete, sometimes sulcate, glabrous; shoots pale yellow, sometimes pale purplish yellow, sparsely black verruculose; spines absent, occasionally simple, less than 1 cm, slender. Petiole to 1.5 cm; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, rarely obovate, 2.5-8 × 0.5-3 cm, thinly papery or papery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein obviously raised, lateral and reticulate veins slightly raised, adaxially with flat or slightly impressed midvein, lateral and reticulate veins conspicuous, base cuneate, margin 20-40-spinose-serrate on each side, apex acute or rounded, obtuse. Inflorescence a raceme, 8-14-flowered, 4-6 cm including peduncle 1.5-2.5 cm, glabrous; bracts lanceolate, ca. 2 mm. Pedicels 4-9 mm, slender, glabrous; bractlets lanceolate, ca. 3 × 1 mm. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals elliptic, ca. 3 × 2.5 mm; median sepals broadly elliptic, ca. 4.2 × 3 mm; inner sepals obovate-elliptic, ca. 5.5 × 3.2 mm. Petals elliptic, ca. 5 × 3 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex entire. Stamens ca. 3.3 mm; anther connective prolonged, apiculate. Ovules 2. Berry red, oblong, 8-11 × 6-8 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jul-Sep.
● Thickets, forests, slopes, sides of rocks; 1100-1600 m. Henan.