Berberis wardii Schneid.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Berberis wardii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-wardii/). Accessed 2020-02-21.

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compound
Made up or consisting of two or more similar parts (e.g. a compound leaf is a leaf with several leaflets).
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
section
(sect.) Subdivision of a genus.
style
Generally an elongated structure arising from the ovary bearing the stigma at its tip.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Berberis wardii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/berberis/berberis-wardii/). Accessed 2020-02-21.

Described by Kingdon Ward, its discoverer, as ‘a compact small scrubby bush’. Leaves to about 112 in. long, elliptic or elliptic-ovate, with mostly four to seven spine-teeth on each side, dull grey-green and conspicuously veined above, white and scarcely veined beneath. Flowers (as seen) pale yellow, about 34 in. wide, many in compound clusters. Fruits not seen, described as having a short style.

This species was discovered by Kingdon Ward on Mount Japvo in the Naga hills of Assam in 1927 and introduced by him in 1935 during a second visit (KW 12573). Original plants of this sending grow at Borde Hill in Sussex and are 3 to 4 ft high. Dr Ahrendt placed it next to B. coxii, which it resembles in some respects, though obviously different in habit. But in the new Edinburgh classification the two species are placed in different subsections of the section Wallichianae.


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