Rubus probus

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Atherton Raspberry
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Rosids
Order:Rosales
Family:Rosaceae
Genus:Rubus
Species:R. probus
Binomial name
Rubus probus
 
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Atherton Raspberry
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Plantae
(unranked):Angiosperms
(unranked):Eudicots
(unranked):Rosids
Order:Rosales
Family:Rosaceae
Genus:Rubus
Species:R. probus
Binomial name
Rubus probus

Rubus probus (syn. Rubus muelleri, syn. Rubus fraxinifolius), or Atherton Raspberry, is a wild tropical raspberry species native to Papua New Guinea and Australia.[1]

Atherton raspberry is upright in habit, exhibits low thorniness in comparison to most Rubus species. The leaves are shiny and compound. It produces an edible berry.

It has been commercially cultivated to a limited extent in Australia as a cool season punnet fruit.

Weed risk[edit]

There is concern that R.probus could become a rampant environmental weed, similar to blackberry, when grown outside of its natural range.

References[edit]

  1. ^ ASGAP Rubus probus plant profile. [1]