Place of Publication
Bot. Misc. 3(8-9): 135 (1833)
Chile. Talaca, Gillies s.n. (syntype, E-GL not seen; = SGO photo!); Valparaíso, Bridges s.n. (syntype, E-GL? not seen)
- Berberis chilensis Gillet var. diffusa
- Berberis chilensis Gillies ex Hook. & Arn. var. ferox
- Berberis fragrans Phil. ex Reiche
- Berberis ferox Gay
- Berberis diffusa Gay
- Berberis gayi K.Koch
- Landrum (1999): Figs. 2C, 6B, 9C
- Landrum (1999)
- Marticorena & Rodríguez (2003)
Hooker J.D. (1833a)
Hooker, W.J 1833. Contributions towards a flora of South America & the islands of the Pacific. Botanical Miscellany, vol. 3(8-9):129-211, 302-367. London: John Murray
Landrum, L.R. 1999. Revision of Berberis (Berberidaceae) in Chile and Adjacent Southern Argentina. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 84(4): 793-804
Marticorena & Rodríguez (2003)
Marticorena , C. and Rodríguez , R. 2003. Flora de Chile, Vol. 2(2) Berberidaceae-Betulaceae. Universidad de Concepción
Evergreen shrub to 2 m tall. Flowering mainly in September and October. Fruiting mainly from November to March (Landrum, 1999).
Style long; stamens without tooth-like appendages; spines 3-armed, usually large; inflorescence a several-flowered raceme; leaves with toothed margins, acute apices, flat midevein above, and often glaucous (Landrum, 1999). It differs to B. chilensis var. brachybotria by having recurved leaves with the margins directed upward and marginal teeth 2-7 mm long (vs leaves nearly flat, marginal teeth 1-2 mm long) (Landrum, 1999).
Distribution and habitat
Distributed from Ovalle (Region Coquimbo) to Malleco (Region Araucanía). It mainly occures in the pre-cordillera of the Andes where it is a component of the slerophyllous vegetation often in fairly open habitats from 370 to 1600 m (Landrum, 1999).
DistributionShow all locations
Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.