Rubus nebulosus—Green-leaved Bramble—ROSACEAE.

Rubus nebulosus

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Habitat— Widespread in moister rainforest in coastal areas.

Distribution— North from Batemans Bay and west to Werrikimbee National Park in New South Wales to Queensland.

Description— Tall evergreen climber with orange papery bark; scattered small hooked prickles on pedicels, base of sepals and petioles, petiolules and lower midvein of leaflets; young stems and lower surface of leaves glabrous except for sparsely hairy veins.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Boorganna Nature Reserve, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Middle Brother National Park, Sea Acres National Park, Talawahl Nature Reserve and Waitui Falls.

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, toothed, 5—foliolate; leaflets oblong—ovate to elliptic, 4 to 10 cm long, 1 to 4 cm wide, margins toothed, both surfaces glabrous or almost so; petiole 5 to 8 cm long; lateral petiolules 5 to 20 mm long, terminal petiolule 25 to 50 mm long.

Rubus nebulosus
Rubus nebulosus

Inflorescence.—Sepals c. 5 mm long. Petals c. 10 mm long, white.

Flowering.—Spring.

Fruit.—Fruit ± globose, c. 10 mm diam., red.

Ripe.—Late Spring to Summer.

Rubus nebulosus