Berberis agricola

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Dalai Lama's barberry
暗红小檗 an hong xiao bo
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Berberis
Species: B. agricola
Binomial name
Berberis agricola

Berberis agricola is a plant species endemic to Xizang (Tibet). It grows on mountain slopes at elevations of 3200-3600 m.[1]

Berberis agricola is a deciduous shrub up to 2 m tall, with spines up to 15 mm long along the younger twigs. Leaves are obovate, up to 25 mm long, dark green above, lighter green below. Flowers are borne in a raceme of up to 30 flowers.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Flora of China v 19 p 758
  2. ^ Ahrendt, Leslie Walter Allen. 1961. Journal of the Linnean Society, Botany 57: 192.