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198. Berberis jiulongensis T. S. Ying in S. Y. Jin & Y. L. Chen, Cat. Type Spec. Herb. China (Suppl. II). 54. 2007.

九龙小檗 jiu long xiao bo

Shrubs, evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branches dark gray, angulate; shoots purplish red, sparsely black verruculose. Spines simple, purplish red, 5-10 mm. Leaves shortly petiolate; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially green, obovate-lanceolate or narrowly obovate, 1.5-3.5 cm × 5-8 mm, thinly leathery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein obviously raised, lateral veins conspicuous, adaxially with inconspicuous midvein and lateral veins, both surfaces with markedly raised reticulate veins, base attenuate, margin entire, apex rounded, obtuse, aristate. Inflorescence a corymbose panicle, 20-30-flowered, 4-10 cm, often with 1-3 racemes fascicled at base, sometimes flowers verticillate at apex of inflorescence; bracts leaflike, ca. 1 cm. Pedicels ca. 2 mm. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals triangular-ovate or ovate, 2-2.5 × 1.6-2 mm; median sepals broadly elliptic or suborbicular, ca. 3.2 × 2.8-3 mm; inner sepals broadly obovate, 4.5-5 × 4.1-4.5 mm. Petals obovate or obovate-elliptic, 4-4.5 × 3-3.5 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex emarginate. Stamens 3.5-4 mm; anther connective prolonged, obtuse or truncate. Ovules 3 or 4, shortly funiculate. Fruit unknown. Fl. Jun, fr. unknown.

● Thickets, slopes, floodlands, valleys; 2300-2500 m. Sichuan.


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