Place of Publication
Fl. Chil. [Gay] 1.: 84 (1845)
Chile. Provincias centrales, Gay s.n. (lectotype, (designated by Landrum, 1999), P! [sheet a mixed collection, lefthand portion lectotype; right- hand portion B. actinacantha, excluded], = ASU photo!; isolectotype, P! [mixed collection, as in previous, lefthand portion isolectotype], = F-34526!).
- Berberis actinacantha Mart. var. mollis
- Berberis actinacantha Mart. var. horrida
- Berberis pilosifolia Ahrendt
- : Figs. 7C, 11C
- Landrum (1999)
Gay, C. 1845. Historia física y política de Chile: Botánica, vol. 1(1):1-104. Paris & Chile (Museo Historia Natural de Santiago)
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
Shrub up to ca. 2 m high. Flowering mainly in September and October and fruiting mostly in December and January Landrum, 1999).
It can be confused with B. actinacantha but differs in the lower leaf surface having raised, reticulate veins and covered with stiff. erect hairs.
Distribution and habitat
An uncommon species with it's main distribution restricted to central Chile from Cerro La Campana (Region Valparaíso) to the cordillera of San Fernando (Region O'Higgins). A recent collection has been made from Santa Juan close to Concepción (Marticorena & Rodríguez, 2003). Grows in sclerophyllous scrub along rocky river terraces in the precordillera of the Andes at about 800 to 1000 m.