189. Berberis dawoensis K. Meyer, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 12: 379. 1922.
道孚小檗 dao fu xiao bo
Shrubs, deciduous, 1-2 m tall. Branches brownish gray or brownish black, sulcate, sparsely black verruculose; shoots pale yellow or purplish red; spines 3-fid, weak, 6-25 mm, adaxially slightly sulcate. Petiole 1-4 mm; leaf blade abaxially ultimately pale green, adaxially deep green, oblong-obovate, 1-3 × 0.7-1.3 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially initially pruinose, ultimately not pruinose, midvein slightly raised, adaxially with flat or slightly impressed midvein, both surfaces with conspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin 6-10-spinose-serrate on each side, occasionally entire, apex rounded, obtuse. Inflorescence a raceme, 5-10-flowered, 2-4 cm, sometimes with few fascicled flowers at base. Pedicels 7-12 mm, slender, but pedicels of fascicled flowers to 1.8 cm, glabrous. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals obovate, 6-8 × ca. 4.5 mm; inner sepals obovate, 6.5-8.5 × 4-6 mm. Petals broadly elliptic, 5-7 × 3-5 mm, base cuneate, with approximate obovate glands, apex emarginate, lobes acute. Stamens 3-4 mm; anther connective prolonged, obtuse. Ovules 2. Berry red, oblong-ovoid, ca. 10 × 5 mm, slightly pruinose; style persistent, short; seeds 2. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Sep-Oct.
● Thickets, forests, forest margins; 3000-3900 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.