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This is a comprehensive study of the Berberis of China and Vietnam. Based on specimens in over 150 Chinese and foreign herbaria as well as living plants in cultivation, it describes 277 species, 69 of which are new to science. It maps all species by Xian (County) for China and by Province for Vietnam and includes the location of all known type specimens with many new lectotypifications.
About the Author
Julian Harber (born 1946) is a British historian turned self-taught botanist. Before his retirement in 2006, he worked in adult education in the UK for the Workers’ Educational Association. He has been studying Berberis for over 20 years and has a large living collection of Berberis in his garden in West Yorkshire, UK.