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|Family: Berberidaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Berberis||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Berberis haematocarpa Wooton
Stem: erect, 0.5--4 m; bud scales < 5 mm, generally deciduous. Leaf: 3--6 cm, crowded on short lateral stems; petiole < 1 cm; leaflets 3--5, terminal 3--3.5 cm, 0.8--1.2 cm wide, generally narrow-lanceolate, wavy, generally folded along midrib, base truncate to wedge-shaped, tip generally acuminate, margin +- lobed, spines 3--8 per side, 2--3 mm. Inflorescence: 2--3.5 cm, open; axis internodes 2--10 mm, 5--10 mm in fruit; flowers 3--5. Fruit: 8--10 mm diam, +- spheric, red-brown to dark purple. Seed: 3--4 mm.
Ecology: Rocky slopes, pinyon/juniper woodland, chaparral; Elevation: 1000--1850 m. Bioregional Distribution: e&s DMoj; Distribution Outside California: to Texas, Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--May Note: Perhaps best treated as synonym of Berberis fremontii.
Synonyms: Mahonia haematocarpa (Wooton) Fedde
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael P. Williams
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Berberis fremontii
Next taxon: Berberis harrisoniana
Citation for this treatment: Michael P. Williams 2016. Berberis haematocarpa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=15592, accessed on February 08, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 08, 2016.