Berberis gagnepainii

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Gagnepain's barberry
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Berberis
Species: B. gagnepainii
Binomial name
Berberis gagnepainii

Berberis gagnepainii, or Gagnepain's barberry,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the family Berberidaceae, first described in 1908.[2] It is endemic to China, known from Guizhou, Hubei, Sichuan, and Yunnan Provinces.[3]

Berberis gagnepainii is a shrub up to 2 m tall. The leaves are evergreen, simple, lanceolate to elliptical, toothed, the teeth tipped with short spines. The leaves and flowers are borne on short shoots in the axils of 3-parted spines. The inflorescence is a fascicle of 2-15 yellow flowers. The berries are glaucous (waxy), dark blue-black and oblong.[4]:100[3]



  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ Schneider, Camillo Karl. 1908. Bulletin de l'Herbier Boissier Ser. II. viii. 196
  3. ^ a b Flora of China, Vol. 19 Page 737 湖北小檗 hu bei xiao bo Berberis gagnepainii
  4. ^ Stace, C. A. (2010). New Flora of the British Isles (Third ed.). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521707725.