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142. Berberis lepidifolia Ahrendt, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1939: 269. 1939.

鳞叶小檗 lin ye xiao bo

Shrubs, deciduous, 1-1.5 m tall. Branches dark gray, slender, angulate, black verruculose; shoots pale purplish brown, sulcate, sparsely black verruculose, sometimes puberulous; spines simple, weak, 3-6(-15) mm, occasionally absent. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially gray-green, adaxially dark green, narrowly oblanceolate, 1.7-4.5 cm × 1.5-5 mm, papery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein obviously raised, lateral veins slightly raised, reticulate veins indistinct, adaxially with slightly raised midvein and lateral veins, reticulate veins indistinct, base attenuate, margin slightly revolute, entire, apex obtuse or acute. Inflorescence an umbellate raceme, 5-8-flowered, 2-4.5 cm including peduncle 1-2 cm; bracts lanceolate, ca. 1.5 mm. Pedicels 5-10 mm, slender, glabrous. Flowers ca. 4 mm in diam. Sepals in 1 whorl of 3, center red with a yellow margin, ovate, 2-2.5 × 1.3-1.5 mm, subacute. Petals oblong-elliptic, ca. 2.5 × 1.5 mm, base cuneate, with separate ovate-elliptic glands, apex emarginate with acute lobes. Stamens ca. 2 mm; anther connective truncate. Ovules 2, shortly funiculate. Berry black, ovoid-oblong, 8-11 × 5-7 mm, slightly blue pruinose; style persistent, short. Fl. May, fr. Aug.

● Thickets, Pinus forests; 3000-3700 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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