16. Mahonia microphylla T. S. Ying & G. R. Long, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 282. 1999.
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Shrubs, ca. 1 m tall. Leaves abaxially pale yellowish green, adaxially green, narrowly elliptic, 17-20 × 3.5-4.5 cm, with 10-14 pairs of leaflets, lowest pair similar to others, close to 5-10 mm above base of petiole, abaxially venation inconspicuous, adaxially midvein slightly impressed, lateral veins slightly conspicuous; rachis 2-3 mm in diam.; internodes 1-2 cm; lowest pair of leaflets ovate or narrowly ovate, 1-1.5 cm × 5-9 mm, those above increasing in length from base to apex, becoming 1.5-2.5 × 0.8-1.2 cm, ovate to ovate-elliptic, base slightly oblique, rounded, or slightly cordate, apex acuminate; terminal leaflet larger than others, ovate-elliptic, 3-4.5 × 1-1.5 cm, sessile or petiolule 6-10 mm. Inflorescence 3-12-fascicled racemes, 4-13 cm; bracts of inflorescence ovate-lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm × ca. 5 mm. Pedicel 3-4 mm; floral bracts ovate, 2-2.2 × ca. 1 mm, apex acuminate. Flowers golden yellow, with sweet fragrance. Outer sepals ovate, ca. 2 × 1-1.1 mm; median sepals obovate-oblong, 3.4-3.8 × 2.1-2.2 mm, apex obtuse, rounded; inner sepals elliptic, 4.8-5 × 2.5-3 mm, apically obtuse. Petals narrowly elliptic, 4-4.1 × 1.8-2 mm, base with distinct glands, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 2.5 mm; anther connective not prolonged, rounded. Ovary ovoid, ca. 2 mm; ovules 2 or 3; style absent. Berry bluish black, slightly pruinose, subglobose, 7-9 × 6-8 mm; style not persistent. Seeds usually 2. Fl. Oct-Nov, fr. Dec-Jan of following year.
● Forests and thickets on mountain ridges, summits of limestone mountains; 600-700 m. Guangxi (Rong’an).