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144. Berberis weisiensis C. Y. Wu ex S. Y. Bao, Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin. 5(3): 17. 1985.

维西小檗 wei xi xiao bo

Shrubs, evergreen, ca. 1 m tall. Branches dark gray, sparsely black verruculose; shoots purplish red, angulate, pruinose; spines 3-fid, weak, concolorous, 1-1.2 cm, adaxially sulcate. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade adaxially green, elliptic or oblong-obovate, 1.5-2 cm × 6-7 mm, leathery, abaxially pruinose, midvein obviously raised, adaxially midvein slightly raised, lateral veins 2 or 3 pairs, both surfaces with conspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin slightly thickened, entire, apex rounded, mucronate. Flowers unknown. Infructescence an umbellate raceme with 6 or 7 berries, 2.5-3.5 cm, pedunculate; bracts leaflike, ca. 5 mm; fruit stalk purplish red, 5-12 mm, glabrous; berry subglobose, ca. 7 × 5 mm, not pruinose, style persistent; seeds 3. Fl. unknown, fr. Oct.

● Roadsides, riversides; ca. 2000 m. Yunnan.


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