Rubus ichangensis Hemsl. & Kuntze

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

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

Genus

Glossary

glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
glandular
Bearing glands.
panicle
A much-branched inflorescence. paniculate Having the form of a panicle.
sinus
Recess between two lobes or teeth on leaf margin.

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Credits

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

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

A deciduous shrub, with long, slender stems armed with small hooked spines, and furnished with numerous dark, glandular bristles. Leaves narrowly ovatecordate (often with angular lobes towards the base), the sinus open and rounded, 312 to 7 in. long, 1 to 212 in. wide, glabrous on both surfaces, margins sparsely toothed. Flowers white, 14 in. wide, produced in an elongated terminal panicle, supplemented below by short racemes in the axils of the uppermost leaves, the whole measuring 8 to 12 in. or even more in length; flower-stalks glandular-hairy, sepals erect, enclosing the small white petals. Fruits bright red, small, but of good flavour.

Native of Central and W. China; discovered by Henry, and introduced in 1900 by Wilson. He stated that it is one of the finest of Chinese Rubi in regard to its fruits – panicles of which he had often found over 2 ft in length.