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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

A synonym of Berberis bealei
Plants of the World online, Kew Science link

Other use

Mahonia japonica DC. Berberidaceae. Evergreen shrub. Distribution: China, although long cultivated in Japan. Listed as an ingredient in Traditional Chinese Medicines. No European or modern medicinal use.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link

Geographical distribution

  • Asia-Temperate, Eastern Asia, Taiwan

Mahonia japonica Bealei Group

Genus: Mahonia
Species: japonica
Cultivar: Bealei Group
Common names: Leatherleaf Mahonia
Distribution summary: Taiwan
Habit: Shrub
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Not currently grown

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