Nandina Thunb.
  • Nov. Gen. Pl. 1: 14. 1781.
  • [Chinese name meaning "plant from the south"]


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General Information

Shrubs , evergreen, to ca. 2 m, glabrous. Rhizomes absent. Aerial stems monomorphic, mostly unbranched, with leaves densely clustered mostly along distal 1/3 of plant. Leaves persistent, alternate, 2-3-pinnately compound; petiole attached at base of blade, petioles and petiolules swollen at base. Leaf blade broadly ovate in overall outline, 30-50 cm; leaflet blades elliptic to ovate to lanceolate, margins entire; venation pinnate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary panicles of dozens to hundreds of flowers. Flowers 3-merous, 5-7 mm; bracteoles present; all perianth parts caducous, cream to white; sepals and petals intergrading, 27-36; nectariferous petals absent; stamens 6; anthers dehiscing by longitudinal slits; pollen exine punctate; ovary club-shaped; placentation submarginal; style central. Fruits berries, red to purplish, orbicular. Seeds 1-3, grayish or brownish; aril absent.

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    Shrubs, evergreen, without rhizomes. Leaves alternate, 2 or 3 × pinnately compound, estipulate; petioles and petiolules swollen at base; leaflets entire, venation pinnate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary panicles of dozens to hundreds of flowers. Flowers bisexual, 3-merous; bracteoles present. Sepals numerous, spirally arranged. Petals 6, larger than sepals, basally without nectaries. Anthers dehiscing by longitudinal slits; pollen grains prolate, 3-polyporate, exine distinctly reticulate. Ovary ellipsoid; placentation submarginal; style short; stigma entire or crisped. Fruit berries, globose. Seeds 1-3; aril absent. 2n = 20.

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCES

    Nakai, T. 1915-1936. Flora Sylvatica Koreana.... 22 parts. Seoul and Keijyo. Part 21, pp. 61-62. Shen Y. 1954. Phylogeny and wood anatomy of Nandina. Taiwania 5: 89-91.

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    Included Species

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    [Chinese name meaning "plant from the south"]

     Information From

    Berberidaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Flora of North America Association
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).