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78. Berberis liophylla C. K. Schneider, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 46: 247. 1939.

滑叶小檗 hua ye xiao bo

Shrubs, evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branches brownish gray, terete; shoots brownish yellow, sulcate, glabrous; spines 3-fid, concolorous, 1-2.5 cm, slender, adaxially flat. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially brownish yellow, adaxially dark yellow-green, elliptic to lanceolate, 2.5-6 × 1-1.5 cm, leathery, both surfaces not pruinose, abaxially with raised midvein, adaxially with slightly impressed midvein, both surfaces with visible lateral veins, reticulate veins inconspicuous, base cuneate, margin sometimes slightly revolute, 5-10-spinose-serrate on each side, apex acute. Flowers 2-10-fascicled. Pedicels 8-15 mm; bractlets ovate, apex acute. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals ovate, ca. 4 × 1.5 mm, apex acute; inner sepals obovate, ca. 4 × 2 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 3 × 1.5 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective prolonged, obtuse. Ovules solitary, subsessile. Berry ellipsoid, 7-8 × 3-4 mm, sometimes pruinose, style persistent. Fl. Mar-Apr, fr. Jun-Sep.

● Forest margins, thickets; 2100-2800 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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