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   62. Berberis multiovula  T. S. Ying Acta Phytotax. Sin. 37: 309. 1999.
多珠小檗   duo zhu xiao bo


Shrubs, evergreen, ca. 1 m tall. Branches and shoots pale gray, sulcate; spines 3-fid, pale yellow, 1-2.3 cm. Leaves subsessile; leaf blade abaxially pale green, adaxially deep green, linear-lanceolate or narrowly elliptic, 1.5-3 cm × 3-5 mm, thinly leathery, both surfaces not pruinose, abaxially with conspicuously raised midvein, adaxially with slightly raised midvein, both surfaces with inconspicuous lateral and reticulate veins, base abruptly narrowed, margin 3-7-spinose-serrate on each side, apex aristate. Flowers 2-4-fascicled. Pedicels 5-11 mm, slender, glabrous. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer sepals triangular-ovate, ca. 3 × 2 mm; median sepals ovate, ca. 4 × 3 mm; inner sepals obovate, ca. 5.5 × 4 mm. Petals elliptic or oblong, ca. 4.1 × 2.2 mm, base not clawed, with separate glands, apex emarginate, lobes rounded. Stamens ca. 3 mm; anther connective prolonged, truncate. Ovules 5. Berry ellipsoid, 8-10 × 3-5 mm, not pruinose, style persistent. Fl. May, fr. Jun-Jul.

● Forest margins; 2900-3000 m. Sichuan.