Rubus loganobaccus L.H.Bailey

Gentes Herb. 1: 155 (1923) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

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.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2016-01-29
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2017-12-13

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.

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 loganobaccus in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Rubus loganobaccus in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Glenelg Plain present introduced
Victorian Volcanic Plain present introduced
Northern Inland Slopes present introduced

State distribution

Distribution map
Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory