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Taxon: Berberis nervosa Pursh

Genus: Berberis
Family: Berberidaceae subfamily: Berberidoideae tribe: Berberideae subtribe: Berberidinae
Nomen number: 411554
Place of publication: Fl. Amer. sept. 1:219, t. 5. 1813
Comment: for date of this publication see Taxon 57:305. 2008
Name verified on: 10-Nov-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 13-Dec-2012
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • longleaf holly-grape   (Source: Zander ed17 [as Mahonia nervosa]) – English
  • Oregon barberry   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 [as Mahonia nervosa]) – English
  • Oregon grape-holly   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 [as Mahonia nervosa]) – English
  • Oregon-grape   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 [as Mahonia nervosa]) – English
  • water-holly   (Source: Websters Dict [as Mahonia nervosa]) – English
  • nervige Mahonie   (Source: Zander ed17 [as Mahonia nervosa]) – German
  • amerikansk mahonia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. [= Mahonia nervosa].
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary. [= Mahonia nervosa].


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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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