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Berberis negeriana Tischler

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

Place of Publication

Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 31: 640 (1902)

Type citation

Chile. Concepción, Neger s.n. (Holotype, M!, = ASU photo! = F neg. 19123!)

Conservation status

  • Crtically Endangered: CR B1ab(iii); B2ab(iii) (Hechenleitner et al. (2005))


  • Hechenleitner et al. (2005): 57
  • Landrum (1999): 12dMarticorena & Rodríguez (2003): 4a


    • Landrum (1999)
    • Marticorena & Rodríguez (2003)
    • Orsi (1976)


    Evergreen shrub to 1 m tall

    Key characteristics

    Although this species was once included in B. serratodentata it differs markedly by having lustrous leaves below; margins coarsely serrate with 6-16 spine-tipped teeth per side and peduncles (inlcuding the rachis) 2-8 cm long.



    Distribution and habitat

    Three small sub-populations south of Concepción. It grows coastal areas associated with remnant Nothofagus obliqua forests.


    Seed of this species is banked by the national seed bank of Chile, INIA.


    • Orsi (1976)

      Orsi, M.C. 1976. Sinopsis de las especies Argentinas del género Berberis (Berberidaceae). Bulletin of the Botanical Society of Argentina 17: 127-149

    • Tischler (1902)

      Tischler, G. 1902. Die Berberidaceen und Podophyllaceen. Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 31: 640

    • Landrum (1999)

      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

    • Hechenleitner et al. (2005)

      Hechenleitner, P. , Gardner, M.F. , Thomas, P.I. , Echeverría, C , Escobar, B. , Brownless, P. and Martínez A., C. 2005. Plantas amenazadas del centro-sur de Chile: distribución, conservación y propagación, 1a edición. Valdivia: Trama Impresores S.A

    • Flores et al. (2017)

      Flores, E , Pérez, H. and Pedraza, M. 2017. Contribución al conocimiento de la distribución de tres especies de flora amenazada en la cordillera de Nahuelbuta. Chloris Chilensis 20(1)