176. Berberis dasystachya Maximowicz, Bull. Acad. Imp. Sci. Saint-Pétersbourg. 23: 308. 1877.
直穗小檗 zhi sui xiao bo
Berberis dolichobotrys Fedde; B. kansuensis C. K. Schneider var. procera Ahrendt.
Shrubs, deciduous, 2-3 m tall. Branches yellow-brown, terete, very sparsely verruculose; shoots purplish red; spines simple, 5-15 mm, sometimes absent or occasionally 3-fid, to 4 cm. Petiole 1-4 cm; leaf blade abaxially yellow-green, adaxially dark yellow-green, oblong-elliptic, broadly elliptic, or suborbicular, 3-6 × 2.5-4 cm, papery, abaxially glabrous, not pruinose, midvein obviously raised, adaxially with slightly raised midvein and lateral veins, base cuneate, rounded, or cordate, margin 25-50-spinulose-serrulate on each side, apex rounded, obtuse. Inflorescence a raceme, erect, 15-30-flowered, 4-7 cm including peduncle 1-2 cm, glabrous. Pedicels 4-7 mm; bractlets lanceolate, ca. 2 × 0.5 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals lanceolate, ca. 3.5 × 2 mm; inner sepals obovate, ca. 5 × 3 mm, base slightly clawed. Petals obovate, ca. 4 × 2.5 mm, base clawed, with separate oblong-elliptic glands, apex entire. Stamens ca. 2.5 mm; anther connective not prolonged, truncate. Ovules 1 or 2. Berry red, ellipsoid, 6-7 × 5-5.5 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Apr-Jun, fr. Jun-Sep.
● Thickets, forests, forest margins, streamsides, grasslands; 800-3400 m. Gansu, Hebei, Henan, Hubei, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan.