Rubus ×novus Kuntze

Meth. Sp.-Beschr. Rubus (1879)

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Threat status:Victoria: rare (r)

Scrambling shrub or trailer; stems to 3.5 m long, hairy, bearing straight or curved prickles to c. 2.5 mm long. Leaves trifoliate or 3-lobed (usually both on the same plant), 2–8(–11) cm long, margins toothed, upper surface green, sparsely hairy, lower surface white- or yellowish-tomentose; leaflets ovate, 2.5–7.5 cm long, 0.2–5 cm wide; stipules usually 2-lobed, sometimes entire or 3–4-lobed. Flowers in terminal or upper axillary panicles. Sepals pubescent, acuminate, reflexed; petals elliptic, pink. Fruit not formed. Flowers Jun.–Mar.

EGL, EGU. Naturally occurring sterile hybrid between Rubus moluccanus and R. parvilobus, recorded where the two parents overlap in areas of warm temperate rainforest in eastern Victoria e.g. Goongera and Orbost.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-01-14
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Rosanae
order Rosales
family Rosaceae
genus Rubus
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Rubus ×novus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Rubus ×novus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native