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.
Synonyms[1]
  • Rubus hoatiensis H.L‚v.
  • Rubus parviflorus Christm. [Spelling variant]
  • Rubus schizostylus H.L‚v.
  • Rubus taquetii H.L‚v.
  • Rubus thunbergii Blume

Rubus parvifolius, native raspberry, or small-leaf bramble, is a scrambling shrub native to a wide area of eastern Asia to eastern Australia.[2]

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. [3]

Uses[edit]

The red fruit is pleasantly flavored and can be eaten raw or used in sauces and jams. The dried fruit are used in traditional Chinese medicine.[4] It has shown hepatoprotective and antioxidant activities in studies on mice.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved 16 May 2015. 
  2. ^ USDA GRIN Taxonomy, retrieved 16 May 2015 
  3. ^ PlantNET, Rubus parvifolius plant profile. [1]
  4. ^ Cuizhi Gu, Chaoluan Li, Lingdi Lu, Shunyuan Jiang, Crinan Alexander, Bruce Bartholomew, Anthony R. Brach, David E. Boufford, Hiroshi Ikeda, Hideaki Ohba, Kenneth R. Robertson, and Steven A. Spongberg (2003), "Rubus parvifolius", Flora of China online 9, retrieved 16 May 2015 
  5. ^ 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