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Berberis sikkimensis (Berberis sikkimensis)


Berberis sikkimensis is a plant species native to the high Himalayas at elevations of 2000–3000 m. It is known from Sikkim, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Yunnan. Berberis sikkimensis is a shrub up to 250 cm tall, with pale yellow spines up to 20 mm long on the younger twigs. Leaves are egg-shaped, up to 25 mm long, leathery, heavily whitened with a waxy layer below. Inflorescence is a panicle or raceme of up to 20 flowers. Berries are dark red, narrowly egg-shaped, up to 15 mm long.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum:

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Ranunculales

            • Family: Berberidaceae

              • Genus: Berberis