Rubus moluccanus

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Molucca Bramble
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Species: R. moluccanus
Binomial name
Rubus moluccanus
L.[1]

Rubus moluccanus, Molucca bramble or broad-leaf bramble or [2] জেতুলি পকা (Assamese), is a scrambling shrub or climber, native to moist eucalyptus forest and rainforest of eastern Australia, distributed from Queensland to Victoria and North-East Indian states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh. Molucca bramble leaves are simple with 3-5 lobes, 2–15 cm long, and 3–10 cm wide, and the lower surface tomentose. Flowers pinkish red or white. Red fruit is 1.2 cm wide.[3]

Uses[edit]

Regarded as a tasty edible fruit. Eaten out-of-hand, and used commercially to a limited extent in jams and sauces. It is used as traditional health care practices and highly enriched with vitamin C. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rubus moluccanus". Australian Plant Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  2. ^ "Rubus moluccanus". Australian Native Plants Society (Australia) - ANPSA. Retrieved 2009-07-12. 
  3. ^ PlantNET, Rubus moluccanus plant profile. [1]
  4. ^ "traditional health care practices" (PDF). Bulletin of Environment, Pharmacology and Life Sciences (India) - BEPLAD. Retrieved 2016-11-08.