Rubus niveus Thunb.

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Rubus niveus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Rubus niveus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Rubus niveus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Rubus niveus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Rubus niveus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka game park

Rubus niveus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

Rubus niveus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

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Synonyms:
Common names: Ceylon raspberry (English) Mysore raspberry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Probably introduced
Description:
Scrambling shrubby perennial, up to 2 m, with sharp slightly recurved prickles. Young stems and branches covered in a white powdery substance, which is mostly lost on older parts. Leaves imparipinnate with 2-3 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets elliptic to ovate, shiny green and hairless above, covered in white felt below; margin serrate. Leaflets plicate along the prominent veins; main rhachis and petiole set with small prickles. Flowers in few-flowered pedicels and calyx covered in white hairs; petals shorter than sepals, white, mauve-pink or red. Fruit 8-10 mm in diameter, purple when ripe; carpels pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: niveus: purest white
Habitat: In grassland,woodland and bracken scrub, mostly in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 819 - 2260 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native to India and Malaysia; now a widespread naturalised species in East and southern Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 10 January 2007
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 237.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 239.

Mendes, E.J. (1978). Rosaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 14.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rubus niveus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125370, retrieved 4 December 2016

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