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Genus: Berberis

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Order: Ranunculales > Family: Berberidaceae

Eleven species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Berberis darwinii

Native to Chile and Argentina.


Berberis gagnepainii

Native to China.


Berberis heteropoda

Native from Siberia to China.


Berberis holstii

Native to tropical Africa.


Berberis hookeri

Native from Nepal to China.


Berberis julianae

Native to China.


Berberis lycium

Native to India.


Berberis mouillacana

Native to China


Berberis thunbergii

Native to Japan.


Berberis vulgaris (European blackberry)

Native from Europe to the Caucasus.


Berberis wilsoniae

Native to China.


  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.



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