Category Archives: Rosaceae (Rose family)

Eriobotrya japonica (Rosaceae)

The loquat (Eriobotrya japonica) is a tree from the Rose family, native to south-central China. It is a large evergreen shrub or small tree, grown in private gardens as an ornamental with sweet smelling flowers, and probably for its edible … Continue reading

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Rubus alceifolius (Rosaceae)

The Giant Bramble is one of a few species of brambles related to blackberries and raspberries. True to the reputation of being a bramble, this species is thorny and not fun to go walking through. It is often found growing … Continue reading

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Rubus queenslandicus (Rosaceae)

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 … Continue reading

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Rubus moluccanus var. trilobus (Molucca Bramble)

When I first got to know, years back, that the tropics had native brambles (raspberries and such), I was rather surprised. After all, brambles and raspberries are plants much more strongly associated with temperate regions. But here it is. The … Continue reading

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