Sp. Pl. 492 (1753) APNI
Erect shrub, suckering by adventitious buds from roots; stems 1–1.5 m long, terete, pruinose; young canes densely hairy, glabrescent with age, unarmed or bearing sparse, weak, more or less straight prickles to c. 1 mm long. Leaves pinnate; leaflets 3–7, oblong or ovate, mostly 2–5 cm long, 1–3 cm wide, base cuneate to cordate, margins sharply and often deeply toothed, upper surface green, glabrescent, lower surface white-tomentose, main veins pilose; stipules filiform. Flowers in short terminal or axillary racemes. Sepals tomentose, lanceolate, erect or spreading; petals ovate or elliptic, white. Fruiting head more or less globose, c. 10 mm diam.; fruit pubescent, red or orange, falling from receptacle when ripe. Flowers summer.
*Glep, *Gold, *HNF, *HSF, *VAlp, *VVP. Also SA, NSW. Native of Europe. Collected at Andersons Creek near Mt Beenak, Yarrowee River at Ballarat and near Cumberland Falls near Marysville. Also occurs sporadically as a garden-escape.
Evans, J.K.; Symon, D.E.; Whalen, M.A.; Hosking, J.R.; Barker, R.M. & Oliver, J.A. (2007). Systematics of the Rubus fruticosus aggregate (Rosaceae) and oher exotic Rubus taxa in Australia, Australian Systematic Botany 20: 187-251.
|Bioregion||Occurrence status||Establishment means|
|Victorian Volcanic Plain||present||naturalised|
|Australian Capital Territory|