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161. Berberis retusa T. S. Ying, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 338. 1999.

心叶小檗 xin ye xiao bo

Shrubs, deciduous, 2-3 m tall. Branches black gray; shoots grayish brown, sparsely verruculose, angulate, glabrous; spines simple or absent, dark gray, ca. 1 cm. Petiole 1-2 mm; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially green, obcordate or subcuneate, 8-14 × 6-9 mm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially with obviously raised midvein, lateral veins slightly raised, adaxially with slightly raised midvein and lateral veins, both surfaces with raised reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin entire, apex slightly retuse or truncate. Inflorescence a raceme, 6-12-flowered, sometimes subverticillate on upper rachis, 1.6-2.2 cm; peduncle 0.5-1 cm, glabrous; bracts lanceolate, ca. 1.5 mm. Flowers unknown. Fruit stalk ca. 6 mm, glabrous; berry ellipsoid, 8-9 × 5-6 mm, pruinose, style persistent; seeds 2. Fl. unknown, fr. Aug.

● Sunny dry valleys; ca. 3000 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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