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Berberis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Berberis
Tree Number(s)
B01.875.800.575.912.250.125.249
Unique ID
D028142
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D028142
Annotation
Entry term BARBERRY: HOLLYLEAVED BARBERRY see MAHONIA is also available; BAYBERRY see MYRICA is also available
Scope Note
A plant genus in the family BERBERIDACEAE. The common names of Barberry or Oregon Grape are also used for MAHONIA. The similar-named Bayberry is the unrelated MYRICA. Oregon Grape was classified by Pursh as a Berberis but Nuttall claimed it is different enough to call it a new genus, MAHONIA. Botanists insist on this name while horticulturists stay with Mahonia. They are shrubs with yellow wood and usually three-branched spines at the base of leafstalks. Flowers are yellow, six-petaled and fruit is a berry with one to several seeds. Members contain BERBERINE.
Entry Term(s)
Barberry
Registry Number
txid22774
Previous Indexing
Plants, Medicinal (1966-2001)
Public MeSH Note
2002
History Note
2002
Date Established
2002/01/01
Date of Entry
2001/07/25
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Berberis Preferred
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