Rubus rosifolius var. rosifolius—Rose-leaf Bramble, Native Raspberry—ROSACEAE.

Rubus rosifolius

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Habitat—Widespread on margins of rainforest and tall open forest.

Distribution—Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.

Description—Shrub with trailing glandular—hairy stems to 2 m long.

Local occurrences

Barrington/Gloucester Tops, Cape Hawke, Copeland, Waitui Falls, Wallingat National Park, Wingham Brush and Zamia Place Reserve.

Leaves.— Compound, alternate, toothed, pinnate with 5 or 7 leaflets; leaflets lanceolate to narrow—elliptic, 3 to 8 cm long, 1 to 2 cm wide, margins irregularly and often deeply toothed, both surfaces glandular—hairy; petiole 2 to 4 cm long; lateral leaflets ± sessile, terminal petiolule 5 to 10 mm long.

Rubus rosifolius
Rubus rosifolius

Inflorescence.—In short panicles or solitary in upper axils. Petals white, as long as or shorter than the sepals.

Flowering.—Throughout the year.

Fruit.—Ovoid, c. 20 mm long, red, edible but insipid.

Ripe.—Throughout the year.

Rubus rosifolius