Rubus niveus Thunb.

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Rubus niveus

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Leopard Rock Game Reserve, Vumba

Rubus niveus

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Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Rubus niveus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Rubus niveus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Shenstone, Mt Hampden

Rubus niveus

Picture: Bart Wursten
Haka game park

Rubus niveus

Picture: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

Rubus niveus

Picture: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

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Status: 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.
Type location:
Unknown. Native to India and Malaya
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: niveus: purest white
Habitat: In grassland,woodland and bracken scrub, mostly in disturbed areas.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to India and Malaysia; now a widespread naturalised species in East and southern Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s): Climber, shrub under 2 m.
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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.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 70.

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

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 86.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rubus niveus
African Plant Database: Rubus niveus
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rubus niveus
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rubus niveus
JSTOR Plant Science: Rubus niveus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rubus niveus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rubus niveus
Plants of the World Online: Rubus niveus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rubus niveus
Tropicos: Rubus niveus
Wikipedia: Rubus niveus


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Rubus niveus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125370, retrieved 9 December 2019

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