Flora of China
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   18. Berberis kangdingensis  T. S. Ying Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 349. 1999.
康定小檗   kang ding xiao bo


Shrubs, deciduous, ca. 1 m tall. Stems with closely spaced branches; branches pale yellow-brown, terete or subangular, puberulous, sparsely black verruculose; spines (3 or)5-fid, pale yellow, 5-10 mm, slender. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially yellow-green, adaxially green, narrowly elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 7-11 × 2-4 mm, papery, abaxially not pruinose, midvein conspicuously raised, adaxially with raised midvein, both surfaces with markedly raised reticulate veins, base cuneate, margin entire or occasionally 1- or 2-spinose-serrate on each side, apex acute. Flowers solitary. Pedicels 4-5 mm, glabrous. Sepals in 2 whorls; outer sepals elliptic, ca. 4.5 × 3.5 mm; inner sepals obovate-oblong, ca. 5.5 × 4.1 mm. Petals obovate, ca. 5 × 3.1 mm, base cuneate and with separate elliptic glands, apex emarginate. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective slightly prolonged, rounded, obtuse. Ovules 6 or 7. Berry subglobose, ca. 9 × 8 mm, thickly pruinose, style not persistent. Fl. Jun, fr. Oct-Nov.

● Rock crevices on mountain slopes; 2600-3400 m. Sichuan.