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Berberis glaucocarpa Stapf in Bot. Mag. 151, sub. t. 9102. 1926, in obs.; Ahrendt in J. Bot. Lond. 80 (suppl.): 101. 1943. B. coriacea auct. non Royle; Brandis ex Gamble, Man. Indian Timb. ed.1, 14. 1881; Collett, Fl. Siml. 22. 1902.


Shrubs, ca 3.5 m high; stems pale yellow, terete, glabrous; internodes ca 4 cm long; spines ca 1 cm long, usually solitary, rarely 3-fid. Leaves shortly petioled, elliptic-obovate, acute, 4 - 5 spinulose or entire along margins, 3 - 8 x 1 - 2.5 cm, shiny green on both sides. Inflorescences racemose, 2 - 4 cm long, 15 - 25-flowered; pedicels ca 8 mm long. Prophylls ca 1 mm long. Sepals in 3 whorls; outer ovate, ca 2 mm long; median ones longer; inner ones obovate, ca 6 x 5 mm. Petals obovate, clawed at base, retuse, ca 7 x 4.5 mm; glands 2, marginal. Stamens ca 5.5 mm long, produced. Ovules 4, stipitate. Berries oblong-globose, ca 8 mm long, black, pruinose, minutely stylose.

Fl. April- June; Fr. July - Aug.

Distrib. India: Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

Pakistan and Nepal.




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