3353.000 Rubus - Brambles
Description of the genus
Shrubs. Stems prickly, scrambling or trailing. Stipules free or
adnate to base of petiole. Leaves 3-foliolate or imparipinnate with 2-3(-4) pairs of leaflets; upper leaves sometimes simple; leaflets serrate. Flowers in many-flowered racemose or paniculate inflorescences at the ends of the branches. Flowers bisexual,
usually 5-merous, actinomorphic. Calyx segments 5. Petals 5, sometimes 0. Stamens numerous. Carpels many. Fruit
a head of many 1-seeded drupelets.
Worldwide: 250 species, cosmopolitan, but mainly northern temperate
Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.Insects associated with this genus:
Other sources of information about Rubus:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: RubusFlora of Malawi
: RubusFlora of Mozambique
: RubusFlora of Zambia
: RubusFlora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Rubus
(electronic Plant Information Center): RubusFlora Zambesiaca
web site: RubusGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for RubusIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): RubusKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Rubus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=654, retrieved 26 October 2016