Meth. Sp.-Beschr. Rubus (1879)
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.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|East Gippsland Lowlands||present||native|
|East Gippsland Uplands||present||native|