129. Berberis gilgiana Fedde, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 36(Beibl. 82): 43. 1905.
涝峪小檗 lao yu xiao bo
Shrubs, deciduous, 1-2 m tall. Branches gray-brown, terete; shoots purplish red, sometimes slightly pubescent; spines simple or 3-fid, concolorous, 5-15 mm. Petiole 1-2 mm; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially dark green, obovate-lanceolate or obovate, 1.5-4 × 0.4-1.5 cm, papery, abaxially densely pubescent, midvein obviously raised, lateral veins slightly raised, adaxially sparsely puberulous, midvein slightly impressed, lateral veins conspicuous, both surfaces with conspicuous reticulate veins, base attenuate, margin entire or 2-9-spinulose-serrulate on each side, apex acute. Inflorescence a spikelike raceme, 10-25-flowered, 3-6 cm including pubescent peduncle 1-3 cm; bracts lanceolate, 1-2 mm. Pedicels 3-5 mm, slender, glabrous; bractlets ovate, apex acute. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals obovate-orbicular, 2-2.3 × ca. 1.5 mm; inner sepals obovate, ca. 2.5 × 2 mm. Petals elliptic, ca. 3 × 2 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex emarginate or entire. Stamens ca. 2 mm; anther connective rounded, obtuse. Ovules 1 or 2. Berry red, oblong, 8-9 × 5-6 mm, slightly pruinose, style not persistent; seeds 1 or 2, purplish brown. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Aug-Oct.
● Slopes, valleys; 800-2000 m. Hubei, Shaanxi.