134. Berberis pallens Franchet, Pl. Delavay. 36. 1889.
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Shrubs, deciduous, 1-1.2 m tall. Branches dark reddish, angulate, sometimes slightly pruinose; spines 3-fid, weak, concolorous, 1-2 cm, adaxially flat or sulcate. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially grayish white, adaxially green, oblanceolate or oblong-obovate, 1.5-3.5 × 0.7-1 cm, thickly papery, abaxially pruinose, midvein conspicuously raised, adaxially with slightly impressed midvein, both surfaces with conspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin entire, apex rounded, obtuse, aristate. Inflorescence an umbellate raceme, 3-8-flowered, 3-5 cm, not pedunculate. Pedicels 1-1.5 cm, pruinose. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals ovate-lanceolate, 4-4.5 × ca. 1.5 mm; median and inner sepals broadly ovate, both equal in size, 6-6.5 × ca. 5 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 5.5 × 4.5 mm, base attenuate, with separate glands, apex obtusely emarginate. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective prolonged, shortly apiculate. Ovules 1 or 2. Berry red, oblong-ellipsoid, ca. 10 × 4-5 mm, pruinose; style persistent, short. Fl. and fr. May-Aug.
● Thickets; 3000-3500 m. Yunnan.