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Berberis vulgaris

Berberis

by Science Staff
Not peer reviewed
Last modified: 02/01/2013

Nomenclature

Berberis L., Sp. Pl. 330. 1753. Gen. Pl. 153. 1754. LECTOTYPE: Berberis vulgaris L. designated by Britton & Brown (1913).

Key to the species of Berberis

1. Leaves evergreen...Berberis julianae
1. Leaves deciduous...2

2. Leaf margins spinulose-toothed; leaves 1.5-9 cm; twigs gray; thorns often with 2 side branches as long as the center spine; flowers racemose...Berberis vulgaris
2. Leaf margins smooth; leaves 1-4 cm; twigs brown; thorns often solitary, or with 2 small side branches; flowers in small clusters or solitary...Berberis thunbergii

List of Berberis Species

References

References to Berberis

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