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Berberis umbratica Ying


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, deciduous, ca. 1.2 m tall. Branches gray; shoots shiny, reddish brown, subsulcate, scarcely black verruculose; spines simple or 3-fid, weak, 6-9 mm. Petiole ca. 1 cm; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green, obovate or obovate-lanceolate, 1.5-5 × 0.6-2.1 cm, papery, both surfaces indistinctly veined, base cuneate, margin entire, apex rounded, obtuse, or acute. Inflorescence an umbel, 3-5-flowered, 2-3 cm including glabrous peduncle 6-12 mm. Pedicels 5-11 mm, slender; bractlets ovate, ca. 1.8 × 1 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals ovate-lanceolate, ca. 5.5 × 3 mm; inner sepals elliptic, ca. 6.2 × 4 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 5 × 3 mm, base slightly clawed, with separate glands, apex slightly emarginate or entire. Stamens ca. 3.2 mm; anther connective prolonged, rounded. Ovules 4, shortly funiculate. Fruit unknown. Fl. Jun, fr. unknown.

Abies forests; ca. 3300 m. SE Xizang.


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