162. Berberis virgetorum C. K. Schneider in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 3: 440. 1917.
庐山小檗 lu shan xiao bo
Berberis chekiangensis Ahrendt; B. pingjiangensis Q. L. Chen & B. M. Yang.
Shrubs, deciduous, 1.5-2 m tall. Branches grayish yellow, angulate, not verruculose; shoots purplish brown; spines simple, occasionally 3-fid, 1-4 cm, adaxially sulcate. Petiole 1-2 cm; leaf blade abaxially grayish white, adaxially dark yellow-green, oblong-rhombic, 3.5-8 × 1.5-3.5(-7) cm, thinly papery, abaxially with obviously raised midvein and lateral veins, adaxially with slightly raised midvein, lateral veins conspicuous, base cuneate, attenuate to petiole, margin completely entire, sometimes slightly undulate, apex acute. Inflorescence a raceme, 3-15-flowered, 2-5 cm including peduncle 1-2 cm; bracts lanceolate, 1-1.5 mm, apex acuminate. Pedicels 4-8 mm, slender, glabrous. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals oblong-ovate, 1.5-2 × 1-1.2 mm; inner sepals oblong-obovate, ca. 4 × 1-1.8 mm, apex obtuse. Petals elliptic-obovate, 3-3.5 × 1-1.8(-2.5) mm, base clawed, with separate oblong glands, apex obtuse, entire. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective not prolonged, obtuse. Ovules solitary, sessile. Berry red, oblong-ellipsoid, 8-12 × 3-4.5 mm, not pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Oct.
● Montane thickets, forests, riversides, beside houses; 200-1800 m. Anhui, Fujian, Jiangxi, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Shaanxi, Zhejiang.