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121. Berberis leboensis T. S. Ying, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 328. 1999.

雷波小檗 lei bo xiao bo

Shrubs, deciduous, 1.3-2 m tall. Branches gray-brown, angulate, not verruculose; shoots dark purplish brown, glabrous; spines 3-fid, pale yellow, 1-1.5 cm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially grayish white, adaxially dark green, narrowly elliptic or narrowly obovate, 1-1.8 cm × 3-5 mm, papery, abaxially with obviously raised midvein, lateral and reticulate veins conspicuous, adaxially with raised midvein and lateral veins, reticulate veins conspicuous, base attenuate, margin entire or 1-4-spinose-serrate on each side, apex acute, aristate. Inflorescence an umbel or subumbel, 3-7-flowered, 4-5 cm including dark brown peduncle 2.5-3.5 cm; bracts leaflike, ca. 7 mm; bractlets ovate-lanceolate, ca. 2.5 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals ovate-elliptic, ca. 2.8 × 1.5 mm; inner sepals broadly elliptic, 4-4.3 × ca. 3 mm. Petals broadly elliptic, 4-4.5 × ca. 3 mm, base clawed, with separate elliptic glands, apex slightly incised. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective prolonged, rounded, obtuse. Ovules 2, subsessile. Berry (immature) green, obovoid-oblong, 9-10 × 5-6 mm, contracted at lower part, not pruinose, style persistent; seeds 2. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Jul-Oct.

● Slopes, thickets, roadsides, weedy places on mountain summits; 2700-3500 m. Sichuan.


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