and is also grown as an ornamental in gardens. It is a parent of several ornamental hybrids. Known Hazards. All parts of the plant contain the alkaloid berberine. Find help & information on Berberis empetrifolia golden barberry from the RHS. Berberis empetrifolia Lam. is an accepted name. This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Berberis (family Berberidaceae). The record derives.

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As in other Berberis species, the tepals are set in four whorls of three to five and equal in shape and color, so it is difficult to separate sepals from petals. Publisher Reference Publications, Inc.

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Berberis empetrifolia Plant List: Flowering plant, growing amongst rocks in mountains east of Santiago, Chile Photograph by: A comprehensive listing of Latin names with a brief list of edible parts.


Glycyrrhizaa component of liquorice contains an antagonist of berberine, and will neutralise its effect. Prefers a warm moist loamy soil and light shade but it is by no means fastidious, succeeding in thin, dry and shallow soils[11, ]. QR Code What’s this?

The filament has a tooth on each side near its upper end, where the anther is attached. If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Like almost every Berberis species in South-America, B. San Martin; Pedro F.

Hybridizes freely with other members of this genus[1]. Berberis empetrifolia – Lam. The local names in Chile are zarcillamonte negro and uva de la cordillera.

Berberine has also shown antitumour activity[]. Vol 1 – 4 and Supplement. To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately. We are currently updating this section. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden. Seed – best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame, when it should germinate in late winter or early spring[78]. The plant is self-fertile. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included.

The fruits are about 7mm long[]. When the seedlings are large enough to handle, prick them out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. Publisher Journal of the Linnean Society, 57 Year ISBN – Description Not for the casual reader, it lists all the known species in these two genera together with botanic descriptions and other relevant details for the botanist.


QR Codes are barcodes that can be read by mobile phone smartphone cameras. Berberine, universally present in rhizomes of Berberis species, has marked antibacterial effects.

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Berberis empetrifolia Scientific classification Kingdom: Plants can be pruned back quite severely, they resprout well from the base[]. Seed from over-ripe fruit will take longer to germinate[78], whilst stored seed may require cold stratification and should be sown in a cold frame as early in the year as possible[80].

A yellow dye is obtained from the root and bark. For a list of references used on this page please go here. Berberis empetrifolia is adapted to tough microclimatesand typically grows in such places as the stormy beaches of empetrifooia southern islands and inlets of Chile, the constant drying winds of Patagonia such as in Ainsen, and rocky Andes slopes.