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:
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: National Arboretum (NA)
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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 (usceptible to black stem-rust of wheat fide Diseas Comp 43. 1997; F NAmer)
  • Medicines: source of berberine (fide Import Medicinal Pl; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals ()
  • 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). (AgroAtlas)
  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 Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  4. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  5. Campbell, F. T., ed. Report of National Coalition of Exotic Plant Pest Councils. 1995 (unpublished draft) (Rep NCEPPC)
  6. Cooper, M. R. & A. W. Johnson Poisonous plants and fungi in Britain: animal and human poisoning. 1998 (Cooper & Johnson ed2)
  7. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  8. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  9. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  10. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  11. Farnsworth, N. R. & D. D. Soejarto Global importance of medicinal plants (unpublished draft manuscript rev. 23, 1988) (Import Medicinal Pl)
  12. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  13. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  14. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  15. Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  16. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  17. Lemoine, E. 1998. Guide des fruits du monde
  18. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  19. Mathre, D. E. 1997. Compendium of barley diseases (Diseas Comp) 43.
  20. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  21. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  22. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  23. Pignatti, S. Flora d'Italia. (F Ital)
  24. Rehder, A. Bibliography of cultivated trees and shrubs. (Rehder)
  25. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  26. Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. (F Canada)
  27. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea, ed. 2. (F Eur ed2)

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.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=6992. Accessed 22 May 2018.