Flora of China
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   90. Berberis dongchuanensis  T. S. Ying Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 312. 1999.
东川小檗   dong chuan xiao bo


Shrubs, evergreen, 0.6-1 m tall. Branches dark gray, terete, not verruculose; spines 3-fid, pale yellow, to 1 cm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade adaxially yellow-green, narrowly elliptic, 3.5-8 × 1-2 cm, thickly leathery, abaxially thickly pruinose, midvein raised, lateral and reticulate veins indistinct, adaxially with obviously impressed midvein, lateral veins slightly conspicuous, base cuneate, margin slightly revolute, coarsely 1-4-aristate-dentate on each side, apex acute. Flowers 3-5-fascicled. Pedicels to 3.5 cm, slender, glabrous. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals triangular-ovate, ca. 2 × 1.5 mm, apex acuminate; median sepals ovate-elliptic, ca. 5.1 × 3 mm; inner sepals broadly elliptic, ca. 6 × 5 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 5 × 4 mm, base clawed, with separate glands, apex rounded, entire. Stamens ca. 3.5 mm; anther connective rounded, obtuse. Ovules 4, shortly funiculate. Fruit unknown. Fl. Apr-May, fr. unknown.

● Rocky cliffs; ca. 2600 m. Yunnan.