Common name: Molucca Bramble, Queensland Raspberry
Rubus moluccanus L. APNI*
Description: Tall scrambling shrub or climber.
Leaves simple, lamina ovate to ± circular, mostly 2–15 cm long, 3–10 cm wide, usually shortly and widely 3–5-lobed, margins toothed, sometimes shallowly lobed, base often cordate, lower surface tomentose; petiole 2–6 cm long.
Flowers pinkish red or white, in irregular panicles.
Fruit ± globose, c. 12 mm diam., red, falling away from receptacle when ripe.
Flowering: chiefly spring and summer.
Distribution and occurrence: widespread in rainforest and moist eucalypt forest.
NSW subdivisions: NC, CC, SC, NT, CT, CWS
Other Australian states: Qld Vic.
Text by G.J. Harden & A.N. Rodd, Flora of New South Wales Vol. 1: 532 (1990), as Rubus hillii F.Muell. and citing synonym Rubus moluccanus L. p.p.
| ||Key to the varieties|| |
|1||Most leaves prominently 3-lobed, end lobe two-thirds length of the leaf, petiole pubescence sparse, appressed; petals mostly pink||var. trilobus|
|Leaves unlobed or lobes < 1 cm deep, petiole pubescence dense, spreading; petals white||var. moluccanus|
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