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CRETICAE Schneider


Stems glabrous, dark red or purple. Leaves 1 - 4.5 cm long, deciduous, entire, Inflorescences 3 - 8-flowered, fascicled, racemose-subfascicled, umbellate or pseudoumbellate, 1 - 3 cm long; pedicels 2 - 12 mm long. Flowers 4 - 8 mm in diam. Berries ellipsoid to obovoid, black, sometimes pruinose.



KEY TO THE SPECIES


1a. Leaves up to 35 mm long; inflorescences 20 - 30 mm long, subfascicled-racemose; pedicels 5 - 12 mm long; berries globose to obovoid, conspicuously pruinose 21. Berberis calliobotrys
b. Leaves up to 17 mm long; inflorescences 6 - 10 mm long, fascicled; pedicels 2 - 5 mm long; berries ellipsoid, epruinose or very slightly pruinose 22. Berberis cretica


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