Rubus niveus Thunb.
  • Dissertationem botanico-medicam de Rubo
  • Snowpeaks, Mysore, or hill raspberry


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General Information

Shrubs 1–2.5 m tall. Branchlets purple or green, tomentose when young, soon glabrous, with whitish bloom, with sparse prickles. Leaves imparipinnate, (5–)7–9(–11)-foliolate; petiole 1.5–4 cm, petiolule of terminal leaflet 0.5–1.5 cm, lateral leaflets subsessile, petiolule and rachis tomentose, with sparse, curved minute prickles; stipules linear-lanceolate, 5–8 mm, soft hairy; blade of leaflets elliptic, ovate-elliptic, or rhombic-elliptic, terminal leaflet ovate to elliptic, slightly longer than lateral leaflets, 2.5–6(–8) × 1–3(–4) cm, abaxially gray tomentose, adaxially soft hairy along veins or glabrate, base cuneate to rounded, margin coarsely serrate or doubly serrate, sometimes terminal leaflet 3-lobed, apex acute, rarely obtuse, terminal leaflet sometimes acuminate. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, corymbs, rarely short thyrses, 4–6 cm; rachis and pedicels tomentose; bracts lanceolate or linear, pubescent. Pedicel 5–10 mm. Flowers to 1 cm in diam. Calyx abaxially densely tomentose, with intermixed soft hairs; sepals erect, triangular-ovate or triangular-lanceolate, 5–8 × 2–3 mm, apex acute or abruptly pointed, rarely shortly acuminate. Petals red, suborbicular, 3–5 mm in diam, shorter than sepals, base shortly clawed. Stamens many, nearly as long as petals; filaments broadened basally. Pistils ca. 55–70, nearly as long as stamens; ovary gray tomentose; styles purplish red, base densely gray tomentose. Aggregate fruit dark red when immature, black at maturity, semiglobose, 0.8–1.2 cm in diam., densely gray tomentose; pyrenes shallowly rugose. Fl. May–Jul, fr. Aug–Sep. 2n = 14*.

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    Shrubs, 10–30 dm, armed. Stems ?biennial?, erect to arching, often scrambling, sparsely hairy, glabrescent, eglandular, strongly pruinose; prickles sparsely to moderately dense, hooked to reflexed, stout, 3–9 mm, broad-based. Leaves deciduous, pinnately compound; stipules linear-lanceolate, 4–8 mm; leaflets (3–)5–7(–9), terminal ovate to broadly ovate, 4–6.7 × (2.4–)3.4–5.4 cm, base shallowly cordate, sometimes shallowly 3-lobed, margins coarsely serrate to doubly serrate, apex acute to short-acuminate, abaxial surfaces with scattered, reflexed, broad-based prickles on midveins, densely white-tomentose, eglandular. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, 1–11-flowered, cymiform. Pedicels: prickles absent or sparse, erect to reflexed, pubescent, eglandular. Flowers bisexual; petals pink to magenta, broadly obovate to orbiculate, 4 mm; filaments laminar; ovaries densely hairy. Fruits purple-black, hemispheric to globose, 0.5–1.5 cm; drupelets 50–75, coherent, separating from torus. 2n = 14.

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    14. Rubus niveus Thunb., Rubo 9 (1813).Tipo: Indonesia, Thunberg s.n. (UPS). Ilustr.: Romoleroux, Fl.Ecuador 56: 28, t. 10 (1996).

    Por F.R. Barrie.

    Rubus albescens Roxb.

    Arbustos arqueados o escandentes, hasta c. 2 m; tallos rojosa color púrpura, armados con aguijones erectos a escasamente recurvados,glabros, algunas veces glaucos. Hojas imparipinnadas, elípticas, cartáceas,folíolos 5-7, 3-6 × 2-5 cm, ovados o elípticos, el haz verde, esparcidamentepiloso, el envés blanco, densamente velutino, la base cuneada u obtusa, losmárgenes doblemente serrados, el ápice agudo a acuminado; pecíolos 3-5 cm,esparcidamente armados; estípulas 6-15 mm, lanceoladas, glabrescentes.Inflorescencias terminales y laterales, compactamente racemosas, con 20-50flores; pedúnculos y pedicelos moderadamente armados, pilosos; brácteas c. 5mm, lanceoladas; pedicelos 5-10 mm. Sépalos 3-6 mm, ovados, pilosos en ambassuperficies, el ápice cuspidado; pétalos 3-5 mm, obovados o suborbiculares,rosados a color púrpura. Frutos 0.8-1.5 × 1-1.5 cm, los sépalos patentes oamplexicaules; drupéolas 50-80, negro-purpúreas al madurar, tomentosas aglabrescentes. Cultivada, escapada. G (Williams et al.42127, F); H (Molina R. 7871, F); ES (Molina R. yMontalvo 21650, F); N (Stevens y Duarte 29796, MO); CR (Morales 1142, MO); P (Castillo 39, F). 1300-1900m. (Europa, Asia; cultivada en el resto del mundo.)

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    Rubus niveus Thunb., Rubo 9. 1813; R. albescens Roxb.

    Tallos ascendentes, frecuentemente pruinosos, glabros, acúleos muy numerosos y rectos. Hojas pinnadas, folíolos ovados, biserrados con dientes contiguos, densa y parejamente gris-blanco pilosas en el envés, sin glándulas. Inflorescencia paniculada, con 15–60 flores, eje con tricomas simples, sin glándulas o cerdas, acúleos pocos a muchos; sépalos patentes cuando en fruto; pétalos 0.5 cm de largo, más o menos del largo de los sépalos, rosados. Fruto hemisférico, 0.4–0.6 (–1?) cm, negro cuando maduro, drupéolas 50–80, pilosas.

    Introducida, cultivada por sus frutos en Matagalpa; 1300 m; Moreno 18178; nativa del norte de la India.

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    Morphology

    Shrub to c. 2 m. high.

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    Leaflets elliptic to ovate-acute, the terminal one broader than the laterals and often somewhat cordate at the base and cuspidate at the apex; margins shallowly singly or doubly serrate, the veins excurrent; superior surface dark greyish-green, glabrous; inferior surface white-felted, with prominent veins, the midrib not prickly; leaflets somewhat plicate along the lines of lateral veins.

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    Stipules lanceolate.

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    Flowering branches glabrous except in the inflorescence, white-pruinose at first, becoming glossy and dark reddish or purplish; prickles 4–7 mm. long, straight to weakly decurved, at first pruinose and then glossy like the stems.

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    Leaves 10–17 x 4–8 cm., 2–3-jugate; petiole and rhachis tomentose, glabrescent, bearing hooked prickles; lateral leaflets subsessile, the terminal one with petiolule 1·5–2 cm. long.

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    Petals shorter than sepals, white to mauvish-pink or red, with broad subcircular limb and narrow claw, caducous.

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    Fruit 5–7 mm. long, 8–10 mm. broad, cordate in longitudinal section, purplish when ripe; carpels pubescent.

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    Inflorescences terminal and axillary, shorter than the leaves, often few-flowered; peduncles and pedicels pale greyish-tomentose, longer than bracts and bracteoles.

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    Calyx whitish-tomentose, deeply divided into narrowly ovate, shortly acuminate lobes 4–5 mm. long.

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    Carpels densely tomentose.

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    Calyx lobes ± 5 mm. long, exceeding the petals, densely pilose.

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    Inflorescence short, ± corymbose, leafy and usually overtopped by leaves.

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    An erect, bushy shrub.

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    Leaves imparipinnate (2–3-jugate); leaflets green and thinly hairy above, whitish-grey-tomentose beneath; the terminal leaflets broadly ovate, basally cordate, larger than the elliptic or ± ovate-elliptic lateral leaflets.

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    Stems glabrescent.

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    Shrub or scrambler. Leaves discolorous, venation on both leaf surfaces prominent, lateral leaflets ovate, 30-35 x 16-19 mm. Corolla shorter than calyx. Fruits hairy. Flowers purplish pink.

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    Habitat

    Riverbanks, roadside shrubland.

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    Distribution

    Native to India and western China.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Snowpeaks, Mysore, or hill raspberry

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