159. Berberis forrestii Ahrendt, Gard. Chron., ser. 3. 109: 101. 1941.
金江小檗 jin jiang xiao bo
Shrubs, deciduous, 1-2 m tall. Branches pale yellow, angulate, sparsely black verruculose; shoots shiny, red, often ultimately becoming brownish yellow; spines 3-fid, concolorous, 1-2 cm. Petiole 3-8 mm; leaf blade abaxially grayish green, adaxially dark green, oblong-obovate, 2-6 × 1-1.8 cm, papery, abaxially sometimes slightly pruinose, lateral veins slightly raised, reticulate veins conspicuous, adaxially with flat or slightly raised midvein, lateral veins 3-5 pairs, base cuneate, margin entire or 3- or 4-spinose-serrate on each side, apex rounded. Inflorescence a raceme, 10-20-flowered, 6-12 cm including peduncle 1-4 cm; bracts 2-2.5 mm, apex acuminate. Pedicels 7-20 mm, slender; bractlets red, triangular, ca. 3 × 1 mm. Flowers 8-10 mm in diam. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals lanceolate, 4-4.5 × ca. 1.5 mm; median and inner sepals oblong-obovate, 5-6 × 3-4 mm. Petals obovate-elliptic, 4-5 × 2-3 mm, base cuneate, with approximate but not contiguous glands, apex distinctly emarginate, lobes acute. Stamens 2.5-3 mm; anther connective prolonged, shortly apiculate. Ovules 1 or 2. Berry shiny, red, oblong-ovoid, 9-11 × 7-8 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul-Oct.
● Roadsides, thickets, Pinus forests; 2700-3600 m. Yunnan.