Gentes Herb. 1: 155 (1923) APNI
Establishment means:Sparingly established
Sprawling shrub; stems to c. 5 m long, terete or scarcely angled, glabrous or sparsely pilose, pruinose with age; prickles unequal, more or less straight, (1–)3–6 mm long. Leaves pinnate; leaflets 3, 5 or 7, mostly 5–8 cm long, 3.5–6.5 cm wide, broadly ovate to broadly elliptic, base rounded to subcordate, margins sharply toothed, upper surface green, glabrescent, lower surface green, with scattered pilose hairs largely restricted to the veins; stipules filiform. Flowers in short terminal or axillary racemes; axis pilose. Sepals tomentose, ovate, apiculate, usually enclosing the young fruiting head; petals elliptic, white; stamens shorter than styles. Fruiting head oblong to ovoid; fruit pubescent, red or black, not falling from receptacle when ripe. Flowers spring to early summer.
*Glep, *NIS, *VVP. Also naturalised in WA, SA, NSW, ACT (doubtfully naturalised),Tas. Originated in America. Cultivated hybrid between Rubus idaeus (Raspberry) and Rubus ursinus (California Blackberry), grown for its edible fruit. Occasionally encountered outside of cultivation in Victoria.
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||introduced|
|Northern Inland Slopes||present||introduced|
|New South Wales|
|Australian Capital Territory|