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Common name

English: Oregon Grape

German: Gewöhnliche Mahonie

Portuguese: Maónia, Uva-do-Oregon

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2137)

      Order: Ranunculales (58)

        Family: Berberidaceae (2)(family description)

          Genus: Berberis (1)

            Epithet: aquifolium Pursh (2)

Synonyms: Berberis aquifolium Nutt., Berberis diversifolia Steud. (Sweet), Berberis pinnata Buch ex DC., Berberis piperiana Mc Minn (Abrams), Mahonia aquifolium Nutt. (Pursh), Mahonia diversifolia Sweet, Mahonia fascicularis DC., Mahonia latifolia hort., Mahonia moseriana Moser, Mahonia murrayana hort., Mahonia piperiana Abrams, Odostemon aquifolium Rydb. (Pursh), Odostemon fascicularis Abrams (DC.)

aquifolium => prickly

diversifolia => with different leaves, variable foliage

fascicularis => from the Latin, fasciculus, meaning a little bundle

latifolia => with broad leaves

pinnata => two rows of leaflets

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: shrub

Flower colour: yellow

External links

Check for Berberis aquifolium at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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