Schott, Isis 1818:821 (1818) var. ulmifolius.
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Blackberry.
Stems robust, arching, angled, often pruinose, sparingly pilose or with appressed fine hairs, strongly armed with straight or hooked prickles, leaves with 3-5 leaflets, closely and densely pubescent below, sometimes with some longer pilose hairs exceeding the tomentum, aspect whitish or grey-green below, often relatively small (cf. R. discolor and loganobaccus).
Inflorescence a relatively long and narrow particle, strongly armed, glandular hairs 0; sepals strongly deflexed after flowering.
Vic. Native of Europe and the most widespread species in S.Aust.
Flowering time: in summer, Nov. (1 record).
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Y. Heslop-Harrison (1968), Fl. Europaea 2, reports it to be very polymorphic with numerous named subspecies and varieties. It is reported to be a diploid and to reproduce sexually but no tests have been done on local material.
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