Berberis angulosa Wall., Fl. Ind. 1: 227 1855. (syn:Berberis angulosa var. fasciculata Ahrendt);
Common name: Large-Flowered Barberry • Nepali: Chutre kanda
Spiny deciduous shrub about 1.5-2 m tall. Stem dark brown, stout, rigid, markedly sulcate, strongly terete or angled, conspicuously hairy, branches leafy, young shoots yellowish brown, puberulous, internodes 1.5-2 cm long, spines simple, slender, 3-5 fid, about 1-2.5 cm long. Leaves obovate or oblanceolate, 1-2.5 x 0.8-2 cm across, base linear cuneate, margin spinulose, apex mucronate and spinulose, chartaceous, coriaceous, dark green, glabrous above, paler puberulous beneath, inconspicuously veins, petiole sessile. Inflorescence solitary flowered, peduncles about 1-2 cm long. Flowers bisexual, yellow, fragrant, usually solitary rather large, about 10-15 mm across, pedicels about 10-25 mm long, bracts linear, apex acuminate, sepals 6, in 2 series, outer series smallest and inner series largest, outer series ovate, apex obtuse, about 5 x 3 mm across, inner series longer, about 7.5 x 4.5 mm across, petals 6 in 2 series, imbricate, obovate, apex obtuse or rounded, about 7-8 x 5-6 mm across, Fruits are several seeded berries, subglobose or ellipsoid, glabrous, red when ripe, about 10-12 x 7-10 mm across, style short or absent. Seeds many.
Temperate grasslands, open forests, rocky hillslopes, altitude of about 3500-4000 m.
Asia: China, India, Nepal; Sikkim, West Bengal
(Attributions- Ganeshaiah, K. N., UAS, Bangalore, India.; Kailash, B. R., ATREE, Bangalore, India.; Royal Norwegian Embassy grants. Indian Bioresource Information Network (IBIN), Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi, India. from India Biodiversity Portal)
SK91SEP4-1016:ID : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3) Berberis dictyophylla ??
Sharing some pictures for ID shot at Muktinath Nepal at 12000 ft. on 20 April 2013.
Thanks for images. I think it is Berberis angulosa.
Thank you for the correct ID. So it is a new entry to efi ?
SK1192 11 JUNE 2018 : 9 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (5)- around 700 kb each.
Location: Sandakphu, India
Date: 13 May 2018
Altitude: 12000 ft.
Habit : Wild
Which Berberis ??
Pl. check at comparative images at
Berberis ulicina Hook. f. & Thomson ??
This is I think Berberis angulosa Wall. ex Hook. f. & Thomson.
Thanks for sharing these photos, this reminds me my trip to that area in 2007. Attached are the images of Berberis angulosa I collected from Sandakphu area (Nepal side: Sidin, Prangbung).
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