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50. Berberis wilsoniae Hemsley, Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew. 1906: 151. 1906.

金花小檗 jin hua xiao bo

Shrubs, semi-evergreen, ca. 1 m tall, with arching branches. Branches brownish gray; shoots dark red, sulcate, scarcely black verruculose; spines 3-fid, sometimes simple or absent, pale yellow or pale purplish red, 1-2 cm, slender. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially gray, adaxially dark gray-green, obovate or obovate-spatulate or oblanceolate, 6-25 × 2-6 mm, leathery, abaxially often slightly pruinose, with raised reticulate veins, adaxially with conspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin entire, occasionally 1- or 2-spinulose-serrulate on each side, apex rounded, obtuse or subacute. Inflorescence a fascicle of 4-7 flowers or a 3-7-flowered raceme. Pedicels brownish, 3-7 mm; bractlets ovate. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals ovate, 3-4 × 2-3 mm; inner sepals obovate-orbicular or obovate, 5-5.5 × 3.5-4 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 4 × 2 mm, apex emarginate, with acute lobes. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective slightly prolonged, obtuse. Ovules 3-5. Berry reddish, subglobose, 6-7 × 4-5 mm, slightly pruinose, style persistent. Fl. Jun-Sep, fr. Jan-Feb of following year.

● Slopes, thickets, rocky beaches, riverbanks, roadsides, forest margins, streamsides, Pinus forests, rock crevices, dry slopes; 1000-4000 m. Gansu, Guizhou, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan.

1 Inflorescence a fascicle of flowers.   50a var. wilsoniae
+ Inflorescence a raceme.   50b var. guhtzunica

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