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73. Berberis bergmanniae C. K. Schneider in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 1: 362. 1913.

汉源小檗 han yuan xiao bo

Shrubs, evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branches brownish yellow or brown, sulcate, sparsely black verruculose; spines 3-fid, pale yellow, 1.5-2.5 cm, stout. Petiole short, or leaf subsessile; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green, shiny on both surfaces, oblong-elliptic or elliptic, 3-7 × 1-2 cm, thickly leathery, both surfaces not pruinose, abaxially with markedly raised midvein, adaxially with conspicuously impressed midvein, both surfaces with slightly raised lateral veins, reticulate veins inconspicuous, base cuneate, margin thickened, slightly revolute, not or sometimes undulate, 2-12-spinose-serrate on each side, apex acute or acuminate. Flowers 5-20-fascicled. Pedicels 7-15 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals ovate, ca. 5.5 × 3.5 mm; inner sepals obovate, ca. 7 × 5 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 6 × 5 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex rounded, incised. Stamens ca. 4.5 mm; anther connective truncate. Ovules 1 or 2. Fruit stalk dark brown, to 2 cm; berry black, ovoid-ellipsoid or ovoid-globose, 8-9 × ca. 6 mm, blue pruinose, style persistent and conspicuous; seeds 1 or 2. Fl. Mar-May, fr. May-Oct.

● Thickets, forests, sunny slopes; 1200-2500 m. Sichuan.

1 Leaf margin not undulate, 2-12-spinose- serrate on each side.   73a var. bergmanniae
+ Leaf margin undulate, 2-6-spinose- dentate on each side.   73b var. acanthophylla

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