Rubus coreanus

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Rubus coreanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Species: R. coreanus
Binomial name
Rubus coreanus
  • Rubus nakaianus H. Lév. ex Nakai
  • Rubus pseudosaxatilis H. Lév.
  • Rubus quelpaertensis H. Lév.
Various rubus plants; R. coreanus is shown on the left.

Rubus coreanus (syn. Rubus tokkura;[citation needed] also called Korean black raspberry) is a species of raspberry native to Korea, Japan, and China.[2] It produces edible berries that are fermented into bokbunja ju, a Korean fruit wine (although the majority of fruit commercially grown for producing this drink are actually Rubus occidentalis, native to North America).[3] The berry is believed to have aphrodisiac qualities.[4]

It is called bokbunja (hangul: 복분자; hanja: 覆盆子) in Korean and cha tian pao (插田泡) in Chinese.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". 
  2. ^ "49. Rubus coreanus Miquel". Flora of China. 
  3. ^ "Phylogenetic relationships of Rubus species revealed by randomly amplified polymorphic DNA markers.". Eu et al. 2008. J. Crop Sci. Biotech. 11(1):39-44. Archived from the original on 2012-03-13. 
  4. ^ Plants for a future database entry for Rubus coreanus.