Rubus chroosepalus Focke

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Rubus chroosepalus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rubus/rubus-chroosepalus/). Accessed 2022-10-03.

Genus

Glossary

apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
panicle
A much-branched inflorescence. paniculate Having the form of a panicle.
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Rubus chroosepalus' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rubus/rubus-chroosepalus/). Accessed 2022-10-03.

A large, semi-evergreen, straggling shrub, with round, slender, glabrous stems armed with short, decurved prickles. Leaves simple, heart-shaped, with a long tapering apex, 3 to 7 in. long, more than half as wide, the margins very finely and sharply toothed, and often scalloped into a few broad, very shallow lobes, of firm texture, glabrous above, but conspicuously silvery beneath with a close felt; stalks glabrous, 1 to 212 in. long, with one or two spines. Flowers borne in a terminal panicle, 6 to 9 in. long, each flower 12 in. across with no petals, but a coloured, downy calyx. Fruits black, small, and of poor flavour.

Native of Central China; originally discovered by Henry; introduced to cultivation by Wilson about 1900. Its leaves bear a striking resemblance to those of Tilia tomentosa. A remarkably distinct as well as rather handsome and effective shrub.