Rubus probus, Fam. Rosaceae
Erect or semi-scandent shrub to 3m. Branchlets glabrous with stout, curved or nearly straight prickles up to 4mm long.
|Form or habit:||Shrub|
Imparipinnate with five, seven or rarely nine leaflets, leaves near the inflorescence may have one or three leaflets. Leaflets ovate, 3.6-9.5 x 2-4.8cm, glabrous or with some hairs along the veins. Underside green and with sparse, sessile, yellow or brown glands. Margins serrated, preickles may be present.
|Flower description:||Terminal or upper axillary clusters of white flowers. Autumn to summer.|
|Fruit description:||Red, ellipsoid to ovoid aggregate, up to 2.6cm in diameter when fresh.|
|Habitat:||Gallery (riverine or riparian) forest, rainforest.|
|Distribution||Queensland, New Guinea.|
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|Toxicity:||No toxicity known|
|Origin:||Australia, New Guinea.|
|Notes:||Fruit edible with a delicate flavour.|
|Information sources:||Melzer R. & Plumb J. (2007) Plants of Capricornia.|