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

Malawi: 10 taxa.

The larvae of the following species of insect eat species of this genus:
Dysgonia torrida (Jigsaw)
Grammodes bifasciata
Grammodes stolida (Stolid lines)
Rubus niveus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
apetalus Poir.N,C,S
chapmanianus Kupicha N,S
ellipticus Sm.N,SDescription, Image
iringanus Gust.N
kirungensis Engl.N,C
niveus Thunb.NDescription, Image
pinnatus Willd.
rigidus Sm.N,C,SDescription, Image
rosifolius Sm.C
scheffleri Engl.S

Other sources of information about Rubus:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rubus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Rubus
Flora of Mozambique: Rubus
Flora of Zambia: Rubus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rubus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated 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, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Rubus.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=654, retrieved 15 April 2024

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