Rubus moluccanus var. trilobus—Molucca Bramble, Queensland Raspberry—ROSACEAE.

Rubus moluccanus

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Habitat—Widespread in rainforest and moist eucalypt forest.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description— Tall scrambling shrub or climber.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Bennett Head, Black Head, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Burgess Beach, Cape Hawke, Cellito, Charlotte Head, Cliff Road, Copeland, Crowdy Bay National Park, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Forster Cemetery, Golden Ponds Reserve, Goldens Road Wetlands, Karloo Street Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, One Mile Beach, Penenton Creek and Wetlands, Red Head, Reservoir Hill Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Stephen Street Reserve, Talawahl Nature Reserve, The Sanctuary, Tonie's Gully, Tuncurry Dunes and Heath, Tuncurry Flora Park, Waitui Falls, Wallamba Cove, Wallingat National Park and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, lobed, toothed, lamina ovate to ± circular, mostly 2 to 15 cm long, 3 to 10 cm wide, usually shortly and widely 3 to 5—lobed, margins toothed, sometimes shallowly lobed, base often cordate, lower surface tomentose; petiole 2 to 6 cm long.

Rubus moluccanus
Rubus moluccanus

Inflorescence.—Flowers pinkish red or white, in irregular panicles.

Flowering.—Chiefly spring and summer.

Fruit.— ± globose, c. 12 mm diam., red, falling away from receptacle when ripe.

Ripe.—Chiefly spring and summer.

Rubus moluccanus