Rubus ellipticus

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Rubus ellipticus
Berry nepal.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Subgenus: Idaeobatus
Species: R. ellipticus
Binomial name
Rubus ellipticus

Rubus ellipticus commonly known as Yellow Himalayan raspberry is a thorny fruiting shrub that originates from South Asia. It is called hisalu,ashilo or aisayloo and is loved by children playing in the forests. It is sweet to the taste, though it is not harvested for domestic use. The fruit perishes quickly after plucking from the thorny bush.

Invasive species - 100 worst[edit]

Prickly stem of R. ellipticus

Rubus ellipticus is listed in the IUCN Invasive Species Specialist Group database as an Invasive species, one of the World's 100 worst invasive species.[1]


  1. ^ "Rubus ellipticus". Invasive Species Specialist Group. 20 July 2006. Retrieved 17 July 2010.