Berberis higginsiae

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Berberis higginsiae
Berberis higginsiae.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Berberis
Species: B. higginsiae
Binomial name
Berberis higginsiae
Munz
Synonyms[1]
  • Mahonia higginsiae (Munz) Ahrendt

Berberis higginsiae is a shrub found only in a small region south and east of San Diego in southern California and northern Baja California. It grows in chaparral and woodland areas at elevations of 800-1200 m (2650-4000 feet).[1]

Berberis higginsiae is evergreen, with thick, stiff compound leaves. It sometimes reaches a height of up to 3 m (10 feet). It is similar to B. fremontii and B. haematocarpa but with narrower leaflets and yellowish-red berries.[1][2]

The compound leaves place this species in the group sometimes segregated as the genus Mahonia.[1][3][4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Flora of North America v 3
  2. ^ Munz, Philip Alexander. Aliso 4(1): 91–92. 1958.
  3. ^ Loconte, H., & J. R. Estes. 1989. Phylogenetic systematics of Berberidaceae and Ranunculales (Magnoliidae). Systematic Botany 14:565-579.
  4. ^ Marroquín, Jorge S., & Joseph E. Laferrière. 1997. Transfer of specific and infraspecific taxa from Mahonia to Berberis. Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science 30(1):53-55.
  5. ^ Laferrière, Joseph E. 1997. Transfer of specific and infraspecific taxa from Mahonia to Berberis. Bot. Zhurn. 82(9):96-99.