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Berberis elliptifolia Harber
Determined by: Julian F. Harber, 9 March 2020; Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 136: 180. 2020
Qinghai: Nangqen Xian. Yushu Zangzu Zizhizhou; ca. 15-20 km E of the town of Nangqen along the Za-Qu (Za River) in Shixia Gou. West facing ravine over limestone with sparse Juniperus (Sabina) on slopes and shrub vegetation on level areas along stream. 31°53'37"N, 96°35'46"E; 4100-4200 m.
Shrub, ca. 2 m tall; slightly diseased; mature stems reddish brown or brownish purple; non-diseased leaves slightly shiny, abaxially pale green, adaxially green, diseased leaves slightly yellowish; fruit green, turning red; seeds 1 or 2.
David E. Boufford, Bruce Bartholomew, Jian-Ling GUO, Julian F. Harber, Qin LI & Ji-Pei YUE
44631 14 August 2018

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