Flora of China
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   111. Berberis chingii  S. S. Cheng Contr. Biol. Lab. Sci. Soc. China, Bot. Ser. 9: 191. 1934.
华东小檗   hua dong xiao bo

Berberis cavaleriei H. Léveillé var. pruinosa Bijhouwer; B. chingii subsp. subedentata C. M. Hu; B. chingii subsp. wulingensis C. M. Hu.


Shrubs, evergreen, 1-2 m tall. Branches dark gray; shoots pale yellow, terete or slightly angulate, sparsely black verruculose; spines 3-fid, concolorous, 1-2.5 cm, stout. Petiole 2-4 mm; leaf blade adaxially dark green, sometimes shiny, oblong-oblanceolate or narrowly oblong-elliptic, 2-8 × 0.8-2.5 cm, thinly leathery, abaxially pruinose, midvein raised, lateral veins indistinct, adaxially with obviously impressed midvein, lateral veins 5-10 pairs, both surfaces with inconspicuous reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin above middle 2-10-spinose-serrate on each side, occasionally entire, apex acute. Flowers 4-14-fascicled. Pedicels 7-18 mm; bractlets triangular. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals elliptic, 5-5.5 mm, apex obtuse; inner sepals obovate-oblong, ca. 6.5 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 5.5 × 3 mm, base clawed, with approximate glands, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 4.5 mm; anther connective prolonged, obtuse. Ovules 2 or 3. Berry ellipsoid or obovoid-ellipsoid, 6-8 × 4-5 mm, pruinose, style persistent. Fl. Apr-May, fr. Jun-Sep.

● Mixed forests, thickets, runlet sides, limestone slopes; 200-2000 m. Fujian, Guangdong, Hunan, Jiangxi.