Rubus odoratus L.
  • Sp. Pl. : 494 (1753)
  • Ronce odorante

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2023): Rubus odoratus L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 05 Jun 2023'

General Information

Shrubs, 10–20 dm, unarmed. Stems erect, sparsely to moderately hairy, moderately to densely stipitate-glandular, ?glands dark purple?, not pruinose. Leaves deciduous, simple; stipules lanceolate to ovate, 5–15 mm; blade subrotund to reniform, 9–20(–30) × (10–)15–25(–30) cm, base cordate, palmately, ± deeply, (3–)5-lobed, margins finely, irregularly serrate to doubly serrate, apex acute to acuminate, abaxial surfaces sparsely to moderately hairy, sparsely to densely stipitate-glandular, ?glands dark purple?. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, 4–7(–22)-flowered, cymiform to thyrsiform. Pedicels pubescent, moderately to densely stipitate-glandular, ?glands dark purple?. Flowers bisexual; petals usually magenta, rarely white, broadly obovate to suborbiculate, (12–)17–25(–30) mm; filaments filiform; ovaries distally densely hairy, ?styles clavate, glabrous?. Fruits pale to dark red, hemispheric, 0.7–1.5 cm; drupelets 30–60, coherent, separating from torus. 2n = 14.

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    Widely branched unarmed shrub 1–2 m, becoming densely and coarsely glandular above; lvs subrotund to triangular or reniform in outline, 1–2 dm wide, (3)5-lobed a half or a third their length; the lobes triangular, acute, irregularly serrate; fls rose-purple (white), in a loose, open, widely branched cyme; sep with ± dense purple elongate gland-tipped hairs or bristles; pet obovate, 1.5–2.5 cm; fr depressed, 1 cm thick, dryish and rather insipid, the drupelets tending to fall separately; 2n=14. Moist, shady places and margins of woods; N.S. and Me. to Mich., s. to N.C. and Tenn. June–Aug. (Rubacer o.)

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    Aufrechte, 1,5–2,5 m lange Schösslinge ohne Stacheln. Schösslingsachse mit roten Stieldrüsen, später mit sich ablösender Borke. Blätter 15–30 cm breit, 3–5-lappig (nicht geteilt), beiderseits grün und zerstreut behaart. Kelchblätter dicht st

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    5–7. Als Zierstrauch kultiviert und selten verwildert. Waldränder, Gebüsche, Autobahnböschungen, kollin. Verbreitung ungenügend bekannt.

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    Other Local Names

    Ronce odoranteFrenchCH
    Rovo odoratoItalianCH
    Purple flowering raspberry, ronce odorante


     Information From

    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz
    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2021.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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