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Berberis cretica Berberis cretica is a common spiny shrub of the arid east Mediterranean mountains, especially common in overgrazed areas. It reaches its southern border in Mt Hermon, where this picture was taken. Berberis libanotica,Fall,Geotagged,libanotica Click/tap to enlarge Species intro

Berberis cretica

Berberis cretica is a common spiny shrub of the arid east Mediterranean mountains, especially common in overgrazed areas. It reaches its southern border in Mt Hermon, where this picture was taken.

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  1. Wikipedia redirects "Berberis cretica" to "Berberis libanotica", suggesting they are the same. The text however suggests that some botanists believe they are separate species. I wonder what your thoughts are? Posted 3 months ago
  2. I think they r just the same :) Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks, Ori :)

      By the way, small JungleDragon tip that may not be obvious: when you respond to somebody, please try to use the "reply" link of the comment. This ensures that the other person gets a notification. When you respond below a person, the user does not get a notification and may never see your answer. Hope this helps :)
      Posted 3 months ago
      1. Got it Posted 3 months ago
        1. That was a good test :) Posted 3 months ago

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''Berberis libanotica'' is a species of plant in the family Berberidaceae.

The etymology of the generic name is not certain. ''Berberis libanotica'' is considered by C. Schneider and most botanists after him as specifically distinct from ''B. cretica L''. It is however very close to it and differs only by the absence of stomata on the upper side of the leaves. It is a medicinal plant well known to the Lebanese, who make use of the solution obtained by maceration of its roots in tepid.. more

Similar species: Ranunculales
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Jan 8, 2019. Captured Oct 15, 2018 11:38 in 98.
  • NIKON D750
  • f/25.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO640
  • 100mm