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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.


Named for Bernard McMahon (1775-1816) Irish/American horticulturist, by Thomas Nuttal in 1818.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link

Synonym of Berberis gracilipes
Plants of the World online, Kew Science link

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, China

Mahonia gracilipes (Oliv.)Fedde.

Genus: Mahonia
Species: gracilipes (Oliv.)Fedde.
Common names: Chinese Mahonia
Distribution summary: S.W.China
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H4 - Hardy; average winter
Garden status: Not currently grown
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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