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

Zambia: 6 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

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
apetalus Poir.N,W,C,ECb,Lp,Mc,Lk
chapmanianus Kupicha EMc
niveus Thunb.NNDescription, Image
pinnatus Willd.N,C,ECb,Mc,C
rigidus Sm.B,N,W,C,ECb,N,Mc,C,WDescription, Image
rosifolius Sm.NN

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 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: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Rubus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=654, retrieved 16 June 2024

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