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Berberis aemulans (Berberis aemulans)


Berberis aemulans is a shrub endemic to the region of Sichuan in southern China. It grows there in thickets and on slopes at elevations of 2900–3200 m. Berberis aemulans is a deciduous shrub up to 2 m tall, with spines along the branches. Leaves are simple, elliptical to ovate, up to 4 cm long, lighter in color on the underside because of a waxy layer. Flowers are in simple racemes of only a few flowers. Berries egg-shaped, orange, up to 16 mm long.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Ranunculales

            • Family: Berberidaceae

              • Genus: Berberis