139. Berberis sichuanica T. S. Ying, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 329. 1999.
四川小檗 si chuan xiao bo
Shrubs, evergreen, 1-1.5 m tall. Branches purplish red or gray, angular; shoots pale yellow, glabrous, not verruculose; spines simple or 3-fid, pale yellow, 1-1.5 cm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially grayish white, adaxially shiny, green, obovate or obovate-elliptic, 0.8-2 × 0.5-1.1 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially with obviously raised midvein and lateral veins, adaxially with slightly raised midvein and lateral veins, base attenuate, margin entire or 1-5-spinose-serrate on each side, apex rounded, obtuse. Inflorescence an umbellate raceme, 6-15-flowered, 3-4.5 cm including peduncle 4-12 mm, sometimes with few fascicled flowers at base; bracts leaflike, obovate, apex aristate. Pedicels 4-12 mm, glabrous. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals ovate-lanceolate, 1.6-2 × ca. 1 mm; median sepals obovate-elliptic, 2.8-3.1 × 1.5-1.7 mm; inner sepals elliptic, 4-5 × 3-3.2 mm. Petals obovate-elliptic, 4-4.1 × 2.1-2.2 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex entire, rounded, obtuse. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective rounded, obtuse. Ovules 3 or 4, subsessile. Berry black, subglobose, 8-10 × 6-8 mm, pruinose, style persistent. Fl. Jun-Jul, fr. Aug-Sep.
● Thickets, slopes; 2600-3600 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.