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Berberis ahrendtii R. R. Rao & Uniyal in Indian J. For. 8(4): 334. 1985. B. lycioides Stapf in Bot. Mag. 151, t. 9102. 1926; Ahrendt in J. Linn. Soc. Lond. 57: 89. 1961, non Lowe, 1856, Linden & Planch. 1863.


Shrubs, up to 3.5 m tall; stems pale yellow, glabrous, terete; internodes 3 - 5 cm long; spines solitary, 1 - 2 cm long. Leaves sessile, narrowly obovate, subacute, mucronate, entire or slightly spinulose, 1.5 - 7 x 0.5 - 1.8 cm. finely reticulate, epapillose. Inflorescences dense drooping racemes, 10 - 20-fiowered, sometimes compound below; peduncles 1 - 2 cm long; flowered 12 - 14 mm across, fragrant; pedicels ca 10 mm long. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer ones ovate, acute, ca 2.5 x 1.5 mm; median ones ca 5 x 2.5 mm; inner ones longer, ca 7.5 x 4.5 mm. Petals shorter than the inner sepals, obovate-elliptic, entire, with marginal glands, ca 6.5 x 4 mm. Stamens produced, apiculate. Berries oblong-ovoid, estylose, ca 11 x 6 mm, black, pruinose; style ca 1 cm long.

Fl. & Fr. April - Oct.

Distrib. India: N. W. Himalaya (Jaunsar).

Endemic.




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