Rubus macraei

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

Rubus macraei, commonly known as ʻĀkalakala, is a species of Rubus that is endemic to Hawaii. Although superficially similar to the other Hawaiian species, Rubus hawaiensis, the two are believed to be derived from separate colonizations of Hawaii. R. macraei usually has a creeping rather than erect or sprawling habit. It inhabits wet forests, bogs, and subalpine shrublands at elevations of 1,610–2,080 m (5,280–6,820 ft) on the Big Island and East Maui.[2]


  1. ^ "Rubus macraei A. Gray". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-04-30. Retrieved 2010-06-28. 
  2. ^ "ʻakala, ʻakalakala, kala". Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database. Bernice P. Bishop Museum. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 

External links[edit]

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