188. Berberis microtricha C. K. Schneider, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 67: 223. 1918.
小毛小檗 xiao mao xiao bo
Shrubs, deciduous, 1-1.5 m tall. Branches brownish gray, puberulous, not verruculose; shoots reddish, densely puberulous; spines absent, simple, or 3-fid, weak, concolorous, 4-8 mm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially pale gray, adaxially dark green, narrowly obovate, 1-2 cm × 4-8 mm, papery, abaxially papillose, not pruinose, midvein slightly raised, lateral veins 2 or 3 pairs, branched, both surfaces with inconspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, entire, apex rounded or acute. Inflorescence a raceme, 2-7-flowered, 1.5-2.5 cm, glabrous, with few fascicled flowers at base; bracts ca. 1.5 mm. Pedicels weak, 5-12 mm, glabrous. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals oblong, ca. 3.5 × 2 mm; inner sepals elliptic, ca. 5 × 2.5 mm. Petals oblong-elliptic, ca. 5 × 2.8 mm, base with separate oblong-obovate glands, apex rounded, entire. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective prolonged, truncate. Ovules 2. Berry red, ellipsoid, 6-7 × ca. 4 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Jul-Sep.
● Thickets; 2500-3000 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.