Berberis pumila

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Berberis pumila
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Berberis
Species:
B. pumila
Binomial name
Berberis pumila
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Mahonia pumila (Greene) Fedde
  • Odostemon pumilus (Greene) A. Heller

Berberis pumila is a species of shrub native to Oregon and northern California. It is found in open woods and rocky areas at an altitude of 300–1,200 m (980–3,940 ft) in the Coast Ranges, the northern Sierra Nevada and the southern Cascades.[1]

Berberis pumila is evergreen, rarely more than 40 cm tall. It has compound leaves and dark blue berries.[1][3]

The compound leaves place this species in the group sometimes segregated as the genus Mahonia.[1][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Flora of North America, vol 3
  2. ^ Tropicos
  3. ^ Greene, Edward Lee. Pittonia 2(10A): 161–162. 1891.
  4. ^ Loconte, H., & J. R. Estes. 1989. Phylogenetic systematics of Berberidaceae and Ranunculales (Magnoliidae). Systematic Botany 14:565-579.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Laferrière, Joseph E. 1997. Transfer of specific and infraspecific taxa from Mahonia to Berberis. Bot. Zhurn. 82(9):96-99.