Mahonia oiwakensis

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Mahonia oiwakensis
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Flowers of Mahonia oiwakensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
Order: Ranunculales
Family: Berberidaceae
Genus: Mahonia
Species: M. oiwakensis
Binomial name
Mahonia oiwakensis

Mahonia oiwakensis is a species of plant in the Berberidaceae family. It is native to China (Taiwan, Guizhou, Hong Kong, Sichuan, Taiwan, Xizang (Tibet) and Yunnan). It has been found at elevations up to 3800 m.[1] Recently found naturalized in South Africa.

Mahonia oiwakensis is a shrub or tree up to 7 m tall. Leaves are up to 45 cm long, compound with 12-20 pairs of leaflets plus a larger terminal one, dark green above, yellow-green below. Inflorescence is a fascicled raceme up to 25 cm long. Berries are egg-shaped, dark blue, sometimes almost black, up to 8 mm long. [1][4]


  1. ^ a b c Flora of China v 19 p 774,
  2. ^ Tropicos
  3. ^ The Plant List
  4. ^ Hayata, Bunzô. 1916. Icones plantarum formosanarum nec non et contributiones ad floram formosanam. 6: 1–2, Mahonia oiwakensis

5. Jaca, T. P. 2017. Chinese hollygrape (Mahonia oiwakensis): newly detected weed. South African Plant Invaders Atlas (SAPIA) News 45:2-3. Last accessed August 24, 2017, from,%20July%202017.pdf.