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109. Berberis valida (C. K. Schneider) C. K. Schneider, Mitt. Deutsch. Dendrol. Ges. 55: 40. 1942.

宁远小檗 ning yuan xiao bo

Berberis deinacantha C. K. Schneider var. valida C. K. Schneider, Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 46: 260. 1939.

Shrubs, evergreen, ca. 1.5 m tall. Branches brownish gray, angulate, scarcely black verruculose, glabrous; shoots brownish yellow, glabrous; spines 3-fid, brownish yellow, 1-2 cm, stout, adaxially flat. Petiole 2-3 mm or leaf subsessile; leaf blade abaxially yellow-green, adaxially shiny, deep green, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, 4-7 × 1.5-3 cm, leathery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein obviously raised, lateral and reticulate veins conspicuous, adaxially with obviously impressed midvein, lateral and reticulate veins prominent, base cuneate, margin sometimes slightly revolute, 8-16-spinose-serrate on each side, apex acute or rounded, obtuse. Flowers 3-5-fascicled. Pedicels 6-10 mm; bractlets ca. 2 mm. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals ovate, ca. 4 × 3.5 mm; inner sepals obovate-orbicular, ca. 5.5 × 5 mm. Petals oblong-obovate, ca. 4.5 mm, base attenuate, with separate glands, apex emarginate. Ovules solitary. Berry purplish black, ellipsoid, 8-9 × 5-6 mm, not pruinose; style persistent, short. Fl. May-Jun, fr. Nov.

● Thickets; ca. 2000 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.


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