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Taxon: Berberis vulgaris L.

 
Genus: Berberis
Family: Berberidaceae
Subfamily: Berberidoideae
Tribe: Berberideae
Subtribe: Berberidinae
Nomen number: 6992
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:330. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 22 (3 active, 3 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

  • barberry  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • common barberry  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • European barberry  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • jaundice-berry  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • piprage  (Source: Hortus 3) - English
  • berbéris vulgaire  (Source: F NAmer) - French
  • épine-vinette  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • vinettier  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • Berberitze  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • Sauerdorn  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • berbis  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • espinho-de-São-João  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • espinho-de-São-Simão  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • agracejo  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • espino cambrón  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • berberis  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring
  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases
  • Medicines: source of berberine; source of berberine
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France, Spain


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere)

References:

  1. Afonin, A. N., S. L. Greene, N. I. Dzyubenko, & A. N. Frolov, eds. Interactive agricultural ecological atlas of Russia and neighboring countries. Economic plants and their diseases, pests and weeds (on-line resource). URL: http://www.agroatlas.ru/en/content/related/Berberis_vulgaris/ target='_blank'
  2. Ahrendt, L. W. A. 1961. Berberis and Mahonia a taxonomic revision. J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 57:188.
  3. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  4. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  5. Campbell, F. T., ed. 1995. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils (unpublished draft)
  6. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson. 1998. Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning
  7. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  8. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  9. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  10. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  11. Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto. 1988. Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23)
  12. FNA Editorial Committee. 1993-. Flora of North America.
  13. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Berberis+vulgaris&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  14. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  15. Jalas, J. & J. Suominen. 1972-. Atlas florae europaeae.
  16. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934-1964. Flora SSSR.
  17. Lemoine, E. 1998. Guide des fruits du monde.
  18. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  19. Mathre, D. E. 1997. Compendium of barley diseases. The disease compendium series. 43.
  20. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  21. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  22. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  23. Pignatti, S. 1982. Flora d'Italia.
  24. Rehder, A. 1949. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs.
  25. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  26. Scoggan, H. J. 1978-1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  27. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1993. Flora europaea, ed. 2.
  28. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)

Check other web resources for Berberis vulgaris L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Berberis vulgaris cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?6992. Accessed 16 July 2019.