Rubus parkeri Hance

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

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'Rubus parkeri' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rubus/rubus-parkeri/). Accessed 2022-09-28.

Genus

Glossary

calyx
(pl. calyces) Outer whorl of the perianth. Composed of several sepals.
glandular
Bearing glands.
lanceolate
Lance-shaped; broadest in middle tapering to point.
lax
Loose or open.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
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 parkeri' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rubus/rubus-parkeri/). Accessed 2022-09-28.

A deciduous shrub of climbing habit; stems biennial, round, slender, armed with short, scattered, decurved spines, and thickly covered with greyish hairs, many of them gland-tipped. Leaves simple, broadly lanceolate, long-pointed, heart-shaped at the base, 4 to 7 in. long, about half as wide, the margins wavy, and sharply and finely toothed; upper surface bristly, especially along the midrib and veins, the lower one covered with a dense brownish red down; leaf-stalk up to 1 in. long, hairy and prickly. Flowers borne on an elongated, lax panicle, the calyx being remarkable for its dense covering of reddish glandular hairs. Fruits black, ripening early.

Native of China, where it was originally discovered in the province of Szechwan by E. H. Parker, in 1881; introduced in 1907 by Wilson, who found it near Ichang. This bramble has distinct and striking foliage, and its habit is elegant.