Rubus niveus

ROSACEAE

Flowering & Fruiting: April – May

Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in grasslands

Distribution: Indo- Malesia and China, in india temperate Himalayas and south india

Description

Branches glaucous; prickles few, 6 mm long. Leaflets to 5 x 3 cm, elliptic, acute at either ends, subsessile, spinous-serrate, white-tomentose beneath, glabrous above; nerves 7 pairs. Racemes 2-3 together, axillary. Flowers pink, 6-8 mm across; bracts 4 mm long, lanceolate, entire; pedicels 1 cm long, slender, villous; sepals 6 mm long, lanceolate, united at base; petals 3 x 2 mm, obovate; ovaries densely pubescent. Drupe 2 x 1 mm, ovoid, acute, subglabrous.

Citation

RubusniveusThunb., Diss. Rub. 9. t.1. f.3. 1813; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 442(313). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 173. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 154. 1989; M. Mohanan& Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram  178. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 32. 1996; Sasidh. &Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 173. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 130. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 124. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 114. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 343. 2009.

 

RubusleucocarpusArn., Nova Acta Phys. Med. Acad. Caes. Leop. Carol. Nat. Cur. 18: 16. 1834; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 66. 1998.

 

RubusniveusThunb. var. subglaber (Thw.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 442(313). 1919.