Berberis pinnata subsp. insularis


Aliso 2: 230. 1950

Conservation concernEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3.

Shrubs, self-supporting or clambering, 1-7 m. Leaflets thin and flexible; lateral leaflet blades lance-oblong or elliptic, margins plane or weakly undulate, marginal teeth tipped with spines to 1-1.6 × 0.1-0.2 mm. Inflorescences 6-9 cm.

Phenology: Flowering winter (Mar).
Habitat: In shade beneath trees, pine and pine-oak forest
Elevation: 100-450 m


Of conservation concern.

Berberis pinnata subsp. insularis is endemic to the Channel Islands. Specimens of B. pinnata from the coast north of Santa Barbara often show some characteristics of subsp. insularis.

Selected References


Lower Taxa