Mahonia gracilis

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Berberis gracilis 2.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Mahonia
Species: M. gracilis
Binomial name
Mahonia gracilis
(Benth.) Fedde
Synonyms[1]
  • Berberis gracilis var. madrensis Marroq.
  • Mahonia gracilis (Benth.) Fedde
  • Odostemon gracilis (Benth.) Standl.

Mahonia gracilis is a plant species native to the Mexico, widely distributed from Tamaulipas to Oaxaca.[2][3]

Mahonia gracilis is a shrub. Leaves are pinnately compound with 4-7 pairs of leaflets plus a larger terminal leaflet, all lanceolate with teeth along the margins. Flowers are yellow 6-parted flowers, borne in an elongated raceme. Fruits are dark blue and egg-shaped.[2][4][5]

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