Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

Rubus niveus Thunb.
hill raspberry, Java bramble, mysore raspberry, snowpeaks raspberry, Ceylon raspberry
Invasive, Problem species
Origin: Eurasia
Growth Form: Shrub
Plant Description: Shrubs; stems up to 20 dm long, tomentulose when young or glabrous and glaucous, covered with stout, hooked prickles 3-7 mm long, their bases usually longitudinally elongated, bark of older stems not shredding. Leaves pinnately compound, leaflets 5-9, elliptic-ovate to elliptic, 2.5-6 cm long, 2-3 cm wide, the terminal one often broadly ovate, more or less lobed on one side, and up to 5 cm wide, upper surface glabrous, lower surface densely white tomentose, margins serrate, petiolules 0-0.1 cm long, petioles and rachis usually with curved prickles. Flowers in short, terminal, cymose panicles, densely tomentose and with scattered prickles, pedicels 6-12 mm long; petals rose purple, broadly obovate to suborbicular, ca 4-5 mm long. Fruit dark red, becoming reddish black, subglobose, ca. 1 cm long, white tomentulose.
Key Features: white stem

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K Braun, Swaziland's Alien Plants Database

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