Rubus parvifolius

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Rubus parvifolius
Rubus parvifolius fruit.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Species: R. parvifolius
Binomial name
Rubus parvifolius
L.

Rubus parvifolius, native raspberry, or small-leaf bramble, is a scrambling shrub occurring in heathland and eucalyptus woodland native to eastern Australia.

Native raspberry young stems are finely pubescent, becoming hairless with age. The leaves are pinnate with 3 to 5 toothed leaflets. Flowers have red or pink petals. The red fruit is 1 cm wide. [1]

Uses[edit]

The red fruit is pleasantly flavored and can be eaten out-of-hand or used in sauces and jams. It has shown hepatoprotective and antioxidant activities in studies on mice.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PlantNET, Rubus parvifolius plant profile. [1]
  2. ^ Gao J, Sun CR, Yang JH, Shi JM, Du YG, Zhang YY, Li JH, Wan HT.,"Evaluation of the hepatoprotective and antioxidant activities of Rubus parvifolius L." J Zhejiang Univ Sci B. 2011 Feb;12(2):135-42