Rubus probus

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Atherton Raspberry
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Species: R. probus
Binomial name
Rubus probus
L.H.Bailey 1923

Rubus probus (syn. Rubus muelleri), or Atherton Raspberry, is a wild tropical raspberry species native to Papua New Guinea and Australia.[1][2]

Atherton raspberry is upright in habit and exhibits low thorniness in comparison to most Rubus species. The leaves are shiny and compound. It produces an edible red berry. [3]

It has been commercially cultivated to a limited extent in Australia as a cool season punnet fruit.

Weed risk[edit]

There is concern that R. probus could become a rampant environmental weed, similar to blackberry, when grown outside of its natural range.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rubus probus". Australian Native Plants Society. 21 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Atlas of Living Australia, Rubus probus L.H.Bailey, Wild Raspberry
  3. ^ Bailey, Liberty Hyde. 1923. Gentes Herbarum; Occasional Papers on the Kinds of Plants 1(4): 150–151