199. Berberis contracta T. S. Ying, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 322. 1999.
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Shrubs, deciduous, to 2 m tall. Branches gray, terete, sparsely black verruculose; spines simple or 3-fid, pale yellow, 1-2 cm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially green, narrowly elliptic, 1-3.5 cm × 5-10 mm, papery, abaxially not pruinose, glabrous, midvein and lateral veins raised, adaxially with flat midvein, lateral veins 3-5 pairs, both surfaces with obviously raised reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin 1-4-spinose-serrate on each side, occasionally entire, apex acute or obtuse. Inflorescence a corymbose panicle, 15-20-flowered, 1.5-5 cm including peduncle 3-12 mm, sometimes with 1 or 2 racemes fascicled at base; bracts triangular-ovate, ca. 1 mm, apex acuminate. Pedicels 2-5 mm, slender; bractlets lanceolate, ca. 1.3 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals ovate-lanceolate, ca. 2 × 1 mm; inner sepals oblong, 3 × 2 mm, translucent. Petals obovate-elliptic, ca. 2.5 × 1.3 mm, translucent, base clawed, with separate inconspicuous glands, apex entire or emarginate. Stamens ca. 2 mm; anther connective slightly prolonged, rounded, obtuse. Ovules 2, shortly funiculate. Berry oblong, 7-8 × 2.5-3 mm, slightly pruinose, style persistent; seeds 1. Fl. Jul, fr. Jul-Sep.
● Thickets; 2500-3000 m. Yunnan.