Plant Genera


Family Code: BERBER
Genus Code: BERBE
Genus CN: barberry
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of 400-600 species, shrubs, of North America, South America, Asia, Europe, and n. Africa. Many authors favor the inclusion of Mahonia in Berberis. It appears that Mahonia is a paraphyletic grade basal to Berberis (in the narrow sense) (Kim, Kim, & Landrum 2004).
Genus Identification: Identification notes: Other species of Berberis are used horticulturally in our area. Though none appear to be established at this time, the possibility of encountering species other than those treated above should be kept in mind.
Genus References: Whittemore in FNA (1997); Loconte in Kubitzki, Rohwer, & Bittrich (1993); Kim, Kim, & Landrum (2004).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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