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The Endemic Plants of Chile

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Berberis corymbosa Hook. & Arn.

  1. Classified in >
  2. genus: Berberis >
  3. Family: Berberidaceae

Place of Publication

Bot. Misc. 3(8-9): 135 (1833)

Type citation

Chile. Juan Fernandez [Archipelago, Más a Tierra Island], Graham s.n., Douglas s.n., and Cuming 1338 (syntypes, not seen, = SGO photo [Cuming 1338, E-GL]!)



Shrub or small tree to c. 5 m tall. Flowering in November and December. Fruiting in January and February (Landrum, 1999).

Key characteristics

Style and stigma prom-inent; stamens without tooth-like appendages; spines none or insignificant; inflorescence a panicle or umbel; leaves usually submembranous, the margins usually entire (Landrum, 1999).


Archipiélago de Juan Fernández


Temperate Forests and Juan Fernández rainforest

Distribution and habitat

Restricted to the Másatierra of the Juan Fernández Islands where it is relatively rare species of humid forests.


  • 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