Shrub 2-3 m tall. Leaves alternate, to 50 cm long. Leaflets numerous (mostly 60-100 per leaf), stalkless, lanceolate, each 4-8 cm long. Flowers in large terminal clusters to 30 cm long, white, about 5 mm wide; anthers yellow. Sepals many. Petals 6. Stamens 6; summer. Ovary with 1 ovule. Fruit a round, red berry; July.
C China, Japan
Source: (1997). Berberidaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.