Rubus australis

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Rubus australis
Rubus australis 11.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Subgenus: Micranthobatus
Species: R. australis
Binomial name
Rubus australis

Rubus australis, commonly called swamp lawyer, is a climbing plant species found in New Zealand. Its hooked branches allow it to climb across the ground and into shrubs and trees.

R. australis produces yellow- to red-coloured fruit, while small white flowers are produced between October and November. The Māori language name of the plant is tātarāmoa.[1]


  1. ^ "Swamp lawyer (Rubus australis)". Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network. Retrieved 2012-04-21.