Rubus moluccanus

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Molucca Bramble
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Rosids
Order:Rosales
Family:Rosaceae
Genus:Rubus
Species:R. moluccanus
Binomial name
Rubus moluccanus
L.[1]
 
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Molucca Bramble
Rubus moluccanus Blanco2.393-cropped.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Rosids
Order:Rosales
Family:Rosaceae
Genus:Rubus
Species:R. moluccanus
Binomial name
Rubus moluccanus
L.[1]

Rubus moluccanus, Molucca bramble or broad-leaf bramble,[2] is a scrambling shrub or climber, native to moist eucalyptus forest and rainforest of eastern Australia, distributed from Queensland to Victoria. Molucca bramble leaves are simple with 3-5 lobes, 2–15 cm long, and 3–10 cm wide, and the lower surface tomentose. Flowers pinkish red or white. Red fruit is 1.2 cm wide.[3]

Uses[edit]

Regarded as a tasty edible fruit. Eaten out-of-hand, and used commercially to a limited extent in jams and sauces.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rubus moluccanus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Rubus moluccanus". Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) - ANPSA. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  3. ^ PlantNET, Rubus moluccanus plant profile. [1]