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53. Berberis insolita C. K. Schneider, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 46: 257. 1939.

西昌小檗 xi chang xiao bo

Berberis atrocarpa C. K. Schneider var. suijiangensis S. Y. Bao.

Shrubs, evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Stems terete; branches gray; shoots pale yellow, angulate, sparsely black verruculose; spines 3-fid, pale yellow, ca. 4 cm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade adaxially dark green, linear-oblong or linear, 4-15 cm × 1.5-10 mm, thinly leathery, adaxially not pruinose, midvein conspicuously raised, lateral veins conspicuous, reticulate veins inconspicuous, base attenuate, margin strongly revolute, 3-26-spinulose-serrulate on each side, apex acuminate. Flowers unknown. Infructescence with 3-11-fascicled berries; fruit stalk dark purplish red, 4-20 mm, glabrous; berry red, ellipsoid, ca. 7 × 4 mm, not or slightly white pruinose; style persistent, short; seeds 1 or 2. Fl. unknown, fr. May-Oct.

● Thickets, forests, roadsides; 1000-2500 m. Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan.


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