Rubus rosifolius var. commersonii (Poir.) Tirveng. APNI*
|Rubus rosifolius var. commersonii (Poir.) Tirveng. ||Family Rosaceae|
Synonyms: Rubus commersonii Poir. APNI*
Description: Shrub with trailing glandular-hairy stems to 2 m long.
Leaves pinnate with 5 or 7 leaflets; leaflets lanceolate to narrow-elliptic, 3–8 cm long, 1–2 cm wide, margins irregularly and often deeply toothed, both surfaces glandular-hairy; petiole 2–4 cm long; lateral leaflets ± sessile, terminal petiolule 5–10 mm long.
Flowers in short panicles or solitary in upper axils. Petals white, as long as or shorter than the sepals.
Fruit ovoid, c. 20 mm long, red, edible but insipid.
Flowering: most of the year.
Distribution and occurrence: widespread on margins of rainforest and tall open forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC
Other Australian states: Qld
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