3353.000 Rubus L. - 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: 3 cultivated taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Dysgonia torrida (Jigsaw) Food plant
Grammodes bifasciata Larval foodplant
Grammodes stolida (Stolid lines) Food plant
Rubus niveus

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'horticultural hybrids' Description
niveus Thunb.Description, Image
rosifolius Sm.

Other sources of information about Rubus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rubus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Rubus
Flora of Malawi: Rubus
Flora of Mozambique: Rubus
Flora of Zambia: Rubus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rubus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rubus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rubus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rubus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Rubus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Rubus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rubus
JSTOR Plant Science: Rubus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rubus
Plants of the World Online: Rubus
Tropicos: Rubus
Wikipedia: Rubus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rubus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=654, retrieved 28 May 2024

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