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Descriptor English: Berberis
Descriptor Spanish: Berberis
Descriptor Portuguese: Berberis
Descriptor French: Berberis
Entry term(s): Barberries
Barberry
Berberi
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.912.250.125.249
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D028142
Scope note: A plant genus in the family BERBERIDACEAE. The common names of Barberry or Oregon Grape are also used for MAHONIA. The similar-named Bayberry is the unrelated MYRICA. Oregon Grape was classified by Pursh as a Berberis but Nuttall claimed it is different enough to call it a new genus, MAHONIA. Botanists insist on this name while horticulturists stay with Mahonia. They are shrubs with yellow wood and usually three-branched spines at the base of leafstalks. Flowers are yellow, six-petaled and fruit is a berry with one to several seeds. Members contain BERBERINE.
Annotation: Entry term BARBERRY: HOLLYLEAVED BARBERRY see MAHONIA is also available; BAYBERRY see MYRICA is also available
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Plants, Medicinal (1966-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002
History Note: 2002
DeCS ID: 35711
Unique ID: D028142
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2017/07/11
Berberis - Preferred
Concept UI M0381550
Scope note A plant genus in the family BERBERIDACEAE. The common names of Barberry or Oregon Grape are also used for MAHONIA. The similar-named Bayberry is the unrelated MYRICA. Oregon Grape was classified by Pursh as a Berberis but Nuttall claimed it is different enough to call it a new genus, MAHONIA. Botanists insist on this name while horticulturists stay with Mahonia. They are shrubs with yellow wood and usually three-branched spines at the base of leafstalks. Flowers are yellow, six-petaled and fruit is a berry with one to several seeds. Members contain BERBERINE.
Preferred term Berberis
Entry term(s) Barberries
Barberry
Berberi



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