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Genus named for Bernard M'Mahon (1775-1816), American Horticulturist.
Stearn, W.T. (1996). Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners. Cassell.
Berberine, universally present in rhizomes of Mahonia species, has marked antibacterial effects. Berberine has also shown anti-tumour activity. Berberine is usually found in the roots, rhizomes, stems, and bark
Plants for a future https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Mahonia+gracilipes
Previously grown as Mahonia gracilipes
Plants of the World online, Kew Science http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/taxon/urn:lsid:ipni.org:names:106696-1 link
Due to its yellow colour, Berberis species were used to dye wool, leather, and wood.
- Asia-Temperate, China, China South-Central
Berberis gracilipes Oliv.Family: BERBERIDACEAE
Species: gracilipes Oliv.
Common names: Chinese Mahonia
Distribution summary: S.W.China
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Habitat: Woodland and forest margins
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Far East (L)
Flowering months: July, August, September
Reason for growing: Medicinal