Rubus ulmifolius subsp. sanctus

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Rubus ulmifolius subsp. sanctus
Hylaeus rubicola female 1.jpg
Flower with a bee (Hylaeus rubicola)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Subgenus: Rubus
Species: R. ulmifolius
Subspecies: R. u. subsp. sanctus
Trinomial name
R. ulmifolius subsp. sanctus
(Schreb.) Sudre[1]
  • Rubus anatolicus (Focke) Hausskn.
  • Rubus sanctus Schreb.
  • Rubus sanguineus Friv.
  • Rubus ulmifolius subsp. anatolicus Focke

Rubus ulmifolius subsp. sanctus, commonly called holy bramble,[4] is a bramble native to parts of Asia and Europe.[2]

This plant is very long lived. An instance of it can be found at the Chapel of the Burning Bush on Mount Sinai, where it is revered as the original burning bush of the Bible. This longevity and location lead to its Latin name.[5] [6]


3,6-Di-O-caffeoylglucose, 1-O-caffeoylxylose and 2,3-O-hexahydroxydiphenoyl-4,6-O-sanguisorboyl-(α/β)-glucose (an ellagitannin constituted with sanguisorbic acid), are found in R. ulmifolius subsp. sanctus.[7]


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  2. ^ a b "USDA GRIN taxonomy". 
  3. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". 
  4. ^ "Rubus sanguineus". Wildflowers of Israel. 
  5. ^ "Places of Peace and Power". Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  6. ^ "Chapel of the Burning Bush". Retrieved 15 October 2014. 
  7. ^ Caffeoyl sugar esters and an ellagitannin from Rubus sanctus. Sahar A.M Hussein, Nahla A Ayoub, Mahmoud A.M Nawwar, Phytochemistry, Volume 63, Issue 8, August 2003, Pages 905–911, doi:10.1016/S0031-9422(03)00331-5