Mahonia japonica (Thunb.) DC.

 
  • Family : BERBERIDACEAE
    (Barberry Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : DARHALDI FAMILY (दर हल्दी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Berberidaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Aquifolium japonicum (Thunb.) Raf.; Ilex japonica Thunb.; Berberis tikushiensis (Hayata) Laferr.; Mahonia tikushiensis Hayata
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Berberis japonica (Thunb.) Spreng.
  • Habit : Tree
  • Key identification features : Mahonia Japonica are typically grown for there attractive dark green foliage which are made up of long leaves consisting of around 5-20 leaflets depending in the age of the growth. In winter the leaves turn a reddish purple colour and from around late autumn through to winter they then produce long stalked bright lemon yellow flowers which have a scent like Lilly of the valley. The bright yellow flowers shoot out from the ends of leaves, on smaller plants in pots they tend to shoot from the centre of the plant. Once flowered they produce an attractive purple fruit.
  • Distribution :
    • Sikkim : Sikkim
  • Native : Taiwan, Uzbekistan
  • Exotic/Native : Exotic
  • Literature :
    • Photographs of Dr. A.J.T. Johnsingh
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Mahonia japonica. Downloaded on 23 May 2024.

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