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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 493. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 5/12/2022)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 5/21/2018)
Contributor Text: R. Borosova & S. Landrein
Contributor Institution: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Synonym Text: Rubus antennifer Hook.f, Fl. Brit. India [J. D. Hooker] 2(5): 337. 1878.
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per.: May– August, Fr. Per.: May – September.
Type: Lectotype: Herb. Linn. No. 653.7 (LINN!)
Distribution: Distribution: Pakistan, Kashmir, Russia, SW Asia, Europe, N America. The fruit is edible but of no commercial importance.

Forests, valleys and river banks. 1000-2700 m.

Map Location: B-8Kashmir, Sonamarg, 8500 ft, 1.9.1876, C.B.Clarke s.n. (K); Kashmir, Sonamarg, Sind valley, 9000 ft, 30.7.1891, G.A. Gammie s.n. (K); Kashmir, Kishanganga, 5000 - 6000 ft, 7.1872, R.R. Stewart 46 (K); Kashmir, Kanzalwan, 7750 ft, 22.7.1876, C.B.Clarke s.n. (K); Kashmir, Keran, 5000-6000 ft, 15.7.1939, I.D.&R.RStewart 17654 (RAW); Kashmir, Gurais valley, 7.9.1893, J.F. Duthie13994 (K); Kashmir, Gurais valley, 7.9.1893, J.F.Duthie 14075 (K); C-8 Kashmir, Ferozepore Nullah, 6500 ft, 28.8.1919, H.H. Rich 1307 (K).


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Shrub to 1.5 m tall, deciduous. Branches glaucous, with or without prickles. Leaves ternate,leaf blade ovate, 4-9 x 3-7 cm, base rounded to truncate, apex acute to caudate, margin doubly incised, both leaf surfaces glabrescent or puberulous along veins. Petiole 3-8 cm long, glabrous or densely covered with slender prickles. Petiolule of terminal leaflet 1-3 cm long, lateral leaflets sessile, rachis puberulous. Stipules lanceolate, 6-15 x 2-3 mm, shortly fused to petiole at base, entire, persistent.Inflorescence axillary and terminal, racemose to paniculate. Flowers up to 2 cm in diameter. Rachis and pedicels puberulous and sometimes sparsely prickly. Bractslanceolate, 5-8 x 1-2 mm, pubescent or shortly glandular.Hypanthium short, shallowly cupular.Sepals 6-10 x 3-5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, apex long acuminate to caudate, densely hairy adaxially, puberulous abaxially, usually erect at anthesis. Petals white, ovate, glabrous, base with a short claw. Stamens many, half as long as petals, filaments linear.Ovaries and stylodia glabrous.Carpels 20-25. Drupetum subglobose, ca. 1 cm in diameter, glabrous. Drupelets2-20, ca. 5 mm in diameter,fleshy, purplish-black, covered with a white bloom, loosely arranged, separating from torus at maturity, torus cylindrical.Pyrenes alveolate, pitted.

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