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This species is accepted, and its native range is Indian Subcontinent to S. Central China and Indo-China, Philippines.
Rubus ellipticus

[FZ]

Rosaceae, E. J. Mendes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Robust scrambling shrub up to 6 m. tall, with very stout canes.
Morphology Branches
Flowering branches straight or zig-zag, reddish-brown, somewhat villous, densely covered with stiff, straight, reddish bristles up to 5 mm. long; prickles 3–5 mm. long, straight or weakly decurved, glossy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 10–19 x 7–13 cm., temate; petiole and rhachis bristly like the stem, bearing smaller but more strongly hooked prickles; lateral leaflets subsessile, terminal one with petiolule 2·5–4 cm. long.
Morphology Leaves Leaflets
Leaflets broadly elliptic to obovate, markedly obtuse, sometimes apiculate, the terminal one larger than the laterals; margins minutely serrate; superior surface dark greyish-green, glabrescent; inferior surface pale greenish-grey, very shortly tomentose, with prominent veins, the midrib bristly and prickly.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules stiffly filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences terminal and axillary, shorter than leaves; peduncles and pedicels villous and bristly, longer than bracts and bracteoles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx rather leathery, dorsally bristly near the base, divided into broadly ovate lobes 5–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white or yellow, c. twice as long as sepals, with broad limb contracting abruptly into narrow claw.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit enclosed within persistent calyx, yellow when ripe; carpels subglabrous.

[FTEA]

Rosaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Stems covered, especially densely so above, with spreading reddish-brown, bristly, eglandular hairs 2–4 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves trifoliolate, the leaflets broadly elliptic and rounded or very obtuse at both ends, up to 5–5.5 × 4 cm., subglabrous and green above, whitish- or yellowish-grey-tomentose beneath, acutely but ± minutely serrated.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence shortly cylindrical.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 5–6 mm. long; lobes ± obtusely ovate, 3–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, exceeding the sepals.
Habitat
Not recorded.
Distribution
T6 a native of India and Ceylon, introduced here and there in Africa.

Native to:

Assam, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Ecuador, Hawaii, Jamaica, Jawa, Malawi, Mozambique, New South Wales, Queensland, Tanzania

Rubus ellipticus Sm. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 10, 1973 s.coll. [1002], India K000737959 holotype
s.coll. [1001] K000737957 holotype
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 740], Nepal K001111749
Henry, A. [10583], Yunnan K000737864
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 740], Nepal K001111748

First published in A.Rees, Cycl. 30: n.° 16 (1815)

Accepted by

  • Balkrishna, A. (2018). Flora of Morni Hills (Research & Possibilities): 1-581. Divya Yoga Mandir Trust.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1981). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 3: 1-499. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Graham, R.A. (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rosaceae: 1-61.
  • Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1987). Flora of Bhutan 1(3): 466-834. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Haridasan, K. & Raghavendra Rao, R. (1985). Forest Flora of Meghalaya 1: 1-450. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh.
  • Harling, G. & Andersson, L. (eds.) (1996). Flora of Ecuador 56: 1-169. Gothenburg University.
  • Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.
  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Landrein, S. & al. (2017). Flora of Pakistan 221: 1-161. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Nayar, T.S., Beegam, A.R. & Sibi, M. (2014). Flowering Plants of the Western Ghats, India 1: 1-933. Jawaharlal Nehru, Tropical botanic garden and research institute.
  • Nielsen, I.C. & al. (1992-1994). Flora Malesiana 11: 1-768. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Thuan, N.V. (1968). Flore du Cambodge du Laos et du Viêt-Nam 7: 1-83. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Watson, M.F. & al. (eds.) (2011). Flora of Nepal 3: 1-425. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2003). Flora of China 9: 1-494. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Graham, R.A. (1960). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rosaceae: 1-61.
  • Grierson, A.J.C. & Long, D.G. (1987). Flora of Bhutan 1(3): 466-834. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
  • Haridasan, K. & Raghavendra Rao, R. (1985). Forest Flora of Meghalaya 1: 1-450. Bishen Singh Mahendra Pal Singh.
  • Harling, G. & Andersson, L. (eds.) (1996). Flora of Ecuador 56: 1-169. Gothenburg University.
  • Hnatiuk, R.J. (1990). Census of Australian vascular plants Australian Flora and Fauna Series 11: 1-650.
  • Landrein, S. & al. (2017). Flora of Pakistan 221: 1-161. Department of Botany, University of Karachi, Karachi.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Nayar, T.S., Beegam, A.R. & Sibi, M. (2014). Flowering Plants of the Western Ghats, India 1: 1-933. Jawaharlal Nehru, Tropical botanic garden and research institute.
  • Nielsen, I.C. & al. (1992-1994). Flora Malesiana 11: 1-768. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2003). Flora of China 9: 1-494. Science Press (Beijing) & Missouri Botanical Garden Press (St. Louis).

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Focke in Bibl. Bot. 72: 198 (1911).
  • Hook f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2: 336 (1878).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 479 (1949).
  • Sm. in Rees, Cycl. 30, No. 16 (1819).

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