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72. Berberis levis Franchet, Bull. Soc. Bot. France. 33: 386. 1886.

平滑小檗 ping hua xiao bo

Berberis levis var. brachyphylla Ahrendt; B. willeana C. K. Schneider; B. willeana var. serrulata C. K. Schneider.

Shrubs, evergreen, 0.5-1.5 m tall. Branches brownish gray, terete; shoots brownish yellow, sulcate, densely black verruculose; spines 3-fid, 1-4 cm, stout, terete or adaxially flat. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade adaxially dark yellow-green, elliptic, narrowly elliptic, or lanceolate, 3-10 × 0.7-1.7 cm, leathery, adaxially not pruinose, midvein raised, both surfaces with lateral and reticulate veins inconspicuous, base cuneate, margin 5-15(-20)-spinose-serrate on each side, apex shortly acuminate, aristate. Flowers 7-25-fascicled. Pedicels 1-2 cm, glabrous. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals obovate or triangular, 3-5 × 1-1.5 mm; inner sepals obovate or lanceolate, 4-5 × 1-2 mm. Petals obovate or broadly obovate, 5-6 × ca. 2.5 mm, base cuneate, with separate glands, apex entire or slightly emarginate, rounded or mucronate. Stamens 3-4 mm; anther connective prolonged, obtuse. Ovules solitary, shortly funiculate. Berry black, ellipsoid, 7-8 × 5-6 mm, not or scarcely pruinose, style persistent. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep-Nov.

● Evergreen broad-leaved forests, Pinus forests, slopes; 2100-2900 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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