Berberis darwinii

Berberis darwinii Hook. (S-Am.) – A very rare escape from cultivation. Several young, birdsown plants were found on an old wall of the Groot Seminarie in Brugge since 2009. Similar records are available from the British Isles where Berberis darwinii appears to be a fairly frequent and established escape (Clement & Foster 1994).  

Herbarium specimen


Berberis darwinii leavesBerberis darwinii leaves, on an old wall in Brugge by Filip VerlooveBerberis darwinii plant, on an old wall in Brugge by Filip Verloove


Clement E.J. & Foster M.C. (1994) Alien plants of the British Isles. BSBI, London: XVIII + 590 p.

Landrum L.R. (1999) Revision of Berberis (Berberidaceae) in Chile and adjacent southern Argentina. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 86(4): 793-834.

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