Berberis gagnepainii

Berberis gagnepainii C.K. Schneider (China) – A rare but increasing escape from cultivation. Recorded from 2005 onwards on the ruines of the old city walls of Menen, obviously birdsown. Very persistent but not becoming naturalised yet.

In this population leaves are linear-lanceolate and the specimens obviously belong with var. lanceifolia Ahrendt, the most common variant in cultivation.

Berberis gagnepainii leaves and fruits

 Menen, city walls, 03.2010 Filip Verloove

 Menen, old city walls, June 2010 by Filip Verloove

Herbarium specimen


Selected literature

Schmid M. (2005) Untersuchung zur neophytischen Gehölzflora im Stuttgarter Stadtgebiet. Jh. Ges. Naturkde. Württemberg 161: 178-257.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith