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Berberis multiserrata Ying


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, deciduous, 1-2 m tall. Branches purplish black, subterete, pruinose; spines weak, orange-yellow, flat, 5-7 mm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially grayish white, adaxially dark green, broadly obovate, occasionally orbicular, 1.7-5.5 × 1.5-3.5 cm, thickly papery, abaxially pruinose, midvein and lateral veins raised, adaxially with raised midvein and lateral veins, reticulate veins conspicuous or slightly raised, base cuneate, margin coarsely 2-7-aristate-dentate on each side, rarely entire, apex rounded, sometimes emarginate. Inflorescence a subumbel, 4-8-flowered, ca. 2 cm including purplish black peduncles 3-5 mm. Pedicels 1-1.7 cm, stout, slightly pruinose; bractlets ovate, ca. 2 mm, pruinose, obtuse. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals oblong-elliptic, ca. 8 × 4 mm; inner sepals broadly obovate, ca. 6 × 4.1 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 6 × 3.2 mm, base with separate glands, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 3.1 mm; anther connective prolonged, rounded, obtuse. Ovules 4. Berry oblong, ca. 14 × 5 mm, pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Jun, fr. Aug-Sep.

● Forests; 3100-3900 m. Xizang.


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