Scientific Name:
Rubus polyanthemus Lindeb.
Vernacular Name(s):

Semi-erect, scrambling shrub; primocanes arching, reddish, sharply angled and ± flat between, with some subsessile glands and almost glabrous to sparsely clothed in simple and stellate hairs; armature of many, stout, erect prickles mostly on angles. Young stems moderately hairy and densely glandular. Leaflets 5, sparsely to moderately pilose on upper surface, pilose on veins and sparsely to moderately tomentose between on lower surface, serrate; terminal leaflet lamina elliptic-obovate, acuminate, 50–85 × 40–60 mm, with petiolule ⅓-⅜ length of lamina. Stipules narrow-lanceolate. Infl. densely hairy, with subsessile and usually a few long-stalked glands. Sepals long-acuminate, tomentose and with longer simple hairs, mostly with pricklets. Petals rounded to slightly notched, ± smooth, pale pink. Anthers glabrous.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Dec.–Feb.