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Berberis hainesii Ahrendt in J. Bot. Lond. 80 (suppl.): 105.1944 & in J. Linn. Soc. Lond. 57: 90. 1961.


Erect shrubs, 1 - 2 m high; stems pale yellow, terete; internodes 1.5 - 6 cm long; spines 6 - 12 mm long, sulcate. Leaves petioled, broadly oblong-elliptic, entire or few-spinulose, 4 - 6 x 2 - 3 cm, papillose beneath; young leaves thinner, with up to 4 cm long petioles, truncate at base. Inflorescence umbellate-racemose or subfascicled, 3 - 6-flowered; flowers 8 - 10 mm across. Petals narrowly obovate, ca 6 mm long. Berries oblong-ellipsoid, estylose or shortly stylose, pruinose.

Ahrendt (l.c.) recognises 2 varieties as separated below:



KEY TO THE VARIETIES


1a. Pedicels up to 9 mm long; berries shortly stylose 17.1. brevifilipes
b. Pedicels 1 - 2 cm long; berries estylose 17.2. hainesii


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