Rubus erythrops Edees & A.Newton

Watsonia 12: 135 (1978) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Compact trailing shrub; stems 1–1.5 m long, angular, sulcate, deep purple, hairy or glabrescent, with numerous stalked glands and acicles; prickles small, unequal, more or less straight, to c. 3 mm long. Leaves 3–5-foliolate; leaflets ovate to suborbicular, mostly 2–10 cm long, 1–8 cm wide, base cuneate to cordate, margins sharply toothed, upper surface green, glabrescent, lower surface green, with scattered silky hairs, main veins sparsely pilose; stipules linear, glandular. Flowers in terminal, often pendent pyramidal racemes; axis and peduncles hairy, with many purple stalked glands, at least some longer than axis diameter, unequal prickles and acicles also present. Sepals tomentose, appendiculate, becoming appressed to fruit; petals elliptic-ovate to suborbicular, pink; stamens exceeding styles. Fruiting head more or less globose, c. 10 mm diam.; fruit glabrous or pilose, black, not falling from receptacle when ripe. Flowers summer.

*DunT, *GipP, *Glep, *GGr, *MuF, *OtR, *VVP, *WaP. Also SA, Tas. In Victoria, known only from a few scattered collections from higher rainfall parts of the State.

Source: Jeanes, J.A.; Jobson, P.C. (1996). Rosaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 3, Dicotyledons Winteraceae to Myrtaceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne (as Rubus rosaceus Weihe & Nees ex Bluff & Fingerh.).
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-13
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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 erythrops in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Rubus erythrops in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Murray Fans present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Greater Grampians present introduced
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Otway Ranges present introduced

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South Australia