Rubus parvifolius—Native Raspberry, Small-leaved Bramble—ROSACEAE.

Rubus parvifolius

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Habitat—Widespread in a variety of habitats including rainforest.

Distribution— Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia.

Description—Scrambling shrub with stems to c. 1 m long; young stems finely pubescent to tomentose, ± glabrescent with age.

Local occurrences

Australis Resort, Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Black Head, Black Head Beach, Black Head Flora Park, Booti Hill, Charlotte Head, Crowdy Bay National Park, Darawank Nature Reserve and Wetland, Diamond Beach, Diamond Beach LRF, Dixon Property, Knappinghat Nature Reserve, Sea Acres National Park, Seven Mile Beach and Green Point, Tiona, Waitui Falls and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Simple, alternate, toothed; Pinnate with mostly 3, sometimes 5 leaflets; leaflets ± ovate to ± rhombic, 1 to 4 cm long, 0.8 to 3.5 cm wide, margins toothed, upper surface ± glabrous and wrinkled, lower surface white—tomentose; petiole 1 to 2.5 cm long; lateral leaflets sessile, terminal petiolule 10 to 15 mm long.

Rubus parvifolius
Rubus parvifolius

Inflorescence.— In short terminal panicles or solitary in upper axils. Petals red or pink, shorter than the sepals.

Flowering.—Spring and Summer.

Fruit.— Almost globose, c. 10 mm diam., red. In southern districts the leaves are usually 5—foliolate.

Ripe.—Spring and Summer.

Rubus parvifolius