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184. Berberis tenuipedicellata T. S. Ying, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 343. 1999.

细梗小檗 xi geng xiao bo

Shrubs, evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branches dark gray or dark purplish red, terete, sparsely black verruculose, glabrous; shoots dark purplish red, angulate; spines simple or 3-fid, 0.6-1.5 cm. Petiole 2-3 mm, sometimes leaf subsessile; leaf blade abaxially shiny, brown, adaxially green, obovate or obovate-elliptic, 0.8-2(-3.5) × 0.5-1.2 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein and lateral veins obviously raised, adaxially with slightly raised midvein and lateral veins, both surfaces with conspicuously raised reticulate veins, base attenuate, margin 10-25-spinose-serrate on each side, apex rounded, obtuse, or acute. Inflorescence a raceme, 3-10-flowered, 1-3.5 cm, often with 1-3 fascicled flowers at base. Pedicels 5-12 mm, very slender, glabrous. Flowers unknown. Berry red, subglobose, 9-10 × 8-9 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent, apex cavity-like; seeds 2 or 3. Fl. unknown, fr. May-Jun.

● Thickets, field margins, streamsides, roadsides; 2300-3100 m. Sichuan.


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