Rubus queenslandicus (Rosaceae)

Rubus queenslandicus1

Very prickly bramble of open areas and rainforest and as with the other brambles, the fruit is edible, albeit not extremely delicious. The leaves are pinnate with a terminal leaflets and the leaf rachis is set with recurved hooked spines that will grab on most easily to clothing and skin. Very nasty. More on this later.

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I am David Tng, a hedonistic botanizer who pursues plants with a fervour. I chase the opportunity to delve into various aspects of the study of plants. I have spent untold hours staring at mosses and allied plants, taking picture of pollen, culturing orchids in clean cabinets, counting tree rings, monitoring plant flowering times, etc. I am currently engrossed in the study of plant ecology (a grand excuse to see 'anything I can). Sometimes I think of myself as a shadow taxonomist, a sentimental ecologist, and a spiritual environmentalist - but at the very root of it all, a "plant whisperer"!
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