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Berberis kongboensis Ahrendt


Description from Flora of China

Berberis amoena Dunn var. moloensis Ahrendt.

Shrubs, deciduous, ca. 2 m tall. Branches dark purplish red, shiny, not verruculose; shoots shiny, red, glabrous; spines 3-fid, pale yellow, 1-2.5 cm, adaxially sulcate. Petiole 2-5 mm; leaf blade adaxially deep green, oblanceolate, 1-5 × 0.5-1.5 cm, papery, adaxially with conspicuous midvein and lateral veins, reticulate veins conspicuous, base narrowly cuneate, margin entire, apex acute, mucronate. Inflorescence a raceme, loosely 7-25-flowered, 3-8 cm including peduncle 1-2 cm; bracts 3-5 mm, apex acuminate. Pedicels 1-2 cm, slender, glabrous. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals oblong-ovate, ca. 6.5 × 2.5 mm; inner sepals oblong-elliptic, ca. 8.5 × 4 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 4.5 × 3 mm, base cuneate, with separate lanceolate glands, apex retuse with 2 rounded lobes. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective slightly prolonged, apiculate. Ovules 3, one of these sessile. Berry ?red, oblong, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. May, fr. Jun-Aug.

● Forests; 2700-3200 m. Xizang.


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