Mahonia acanthifolia G. Don, Gen. Syst. 1: 118 (1831). as per Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal & efi thread;
Tree identification please? : 8 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1).
this was a flowering shrub in Bhutan. Height about 6-7 feet. At an altitude of about 9000ft. Flowering in Mar.
Mahonia napaulensis DC
It looks close to Mahonia acanthifolia Wall. ex G.Don. Please find the attached article on M. nepaulensis and M. acanthifolia. Attachments (1)- Mahonia lo res.pdf
Thanks so much, when we 1st visited Sikkim in 1980, we too used to call it M. acanthifolia. Will pass the article on to local botanists here.
Banglore-Ooty November 2013 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: 04122013 :: ARK-02 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Requesting to please ID this plant captured in the Ooty Botanical Gardens, Ooty in November 2013.
The placard says Mohonia leschenaultii, kindly validate. Is it the same as Mahonia napaulensis?
Please check Mahonia leschenaultii (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Takeda
Yes, it is Mahonia leschenaultia
Thank you … for validation….
As per plantlist, Mahonia leschenaultii is a synonym of Mahonia napaulensis.
MBNN Fortnight :: Berberidaceae :: Mahonia napaulensis :: Ooty, Dodabetta :: ARKOCT-10 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6).
Attached are pictures of Mahonia napaulensis captured at Ooty, Dodabetta in November 2013.
It is Berberis leschenaultii Wall. ex Wight & Arn. (= Mahonia leschenaultii (Wall. ex Wight & Arn.) Takeda)
Thanks … for the feedback…
As per the plantlist, Berberis leschenaultii Wall. ex Wight & Arn is an unresolved name….
What should be the correct name then?
Thanks … for the feedback….therefore I will retain it as Mahonia napaulensis….
Tree from high altitude for id 040211MK2: 15 posts by 6 authors. Attachments (9)
Please help to id the tree found planted at a private garden in Ooty, Nilgiris.
Date/Time- 24-01-2011 / 11:00 AM
– This looks like Berberis or some other Berberidaceae to me.
– Am not very sure..!!
– Mahonia leschenaultiiis a big-shrub and not a tree.
– As far as I know, the fruit color turns blue or dark when it ripens. This is peculiar to Berberidaceae I assume. These fruits may not be ripe enough. But cant be sure.
– All species of Mahonia are technically shrubs with more than one stems from ground level, and no main trunk. However, it is not uncommon to see smaller stems cut away or die to give the plant appearance of a tree (I have seen this in several gardens). FBI reports than B. nepalensis (now correctly napaulensis) to reach a height of up to 20 ft.
– However, M. bealei is a synonym of Berberis bealei according to the recent cheklists, which have dark blue berries..
– If M. bealei is a synonym of B. bealei, then all other species are also. Please See GRIN or other recent databases.
– In the checklist both genus Mahonia & Berberis do exist.
– If the list is reliable then perhaps we will have to find out the differences between Mahonia and Berberis. The traditional difference is simple leaves in Berberis, pinnate in Mahonia.
– AHRENDT, L.W.A. 1961. Berberis and Mahonia: A taxonomic revision. Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany Volume 57, Issue 369, pages 1–410. If some one can get this, it may help.
– This paper should help, because there seems to be some thing more than simple vs compound leaves in the distinction. As far as the list is concerned, follow the following link:
– Actually I was looking in the Kew’s Checklist. Yes, the list is there on The Plant List, but right now it can’t be
I think it should be Mahonia acanthifolia G. Don as per efi thread
SK875 23 NOV-2017:ID : 10 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Location: Ghandruk, Kaski, Nepal
Date: 17 November 2017
Mahonia napaulensis DC. ???
Image Credit : Sameer Kasaju
Pl. check pdf available at the link for arriving at the correct id: Article on differences between M. nepaulensis and M. acanthifolia
I will go for Mahonia acanthifolia as per pdf available at the link: Article on differences between M. nepaulensis and M. acanthifolia
Thank you … Nepali Names : केशरी Kesharee / जमाने मान्द्रो Jamaane Maandro / कन्चन Kanchan
Fruit for Id – 31032019SH3 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Fruit for id pl.
Berberis napaulensis (DC.) Spreng. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (6) – around 750 kb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur, Nepal
Altitude: 2591 m.
Date: 8 May 2019
Habit : Wild
Syn : Mahonia napaulensis DC.
I think it should be Mahonia acanthifolia as per keys herein.
So much confusion in Name!
Small Tree for ID (17/07/10-NSJ-01) : Attachments (3). 9 posts by 5 authors.
A small thorny tree for ID.
Location – Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh, India
Time – Dec-2009
Type – Large shrub / tree around 10′ tall
Leaves – Opposite, Dark Green
Fruits- Not present
Mahonia species of Berberidaceae
This Is some species of Mahonia sp but I really forgot the species
I think Mahonia aquifolium
Sir Ji Mahonia aquifolium is quite possible !!
Does not look like matching with Berberis aquifolium Pursh !
Any match to Berberis borealis (Takeda) Laferr., Berberis jaunsarensis (Ahrendt) Laferr. and Berberis napaulensis (DC.) Spreng. ??
Looking now at teeth Mahonia bealei looks better choice
Is there any other source mentioning its distribution?
efi thread A checklist of Berberidaceae in Uttarakhand, Western Himalaya, India by Umeshkumar L. Tiwari*, Bhupendra Singh Adhikari and Gopal Singh Rawat- Check List 8(4): 610–616, 2012