Rubus probus (syn. Rubus muelleri), or Atherton raspberry, is a wild tropical raspberry species native to Papua New Guinea and Australia.[1][2]

Atherton raspberry
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Species:
R. probus
Binomial name
Rubus probus

Atherton raspberry is upright in habit and exhibits low thorniness in comparison to most Rubus species. The leaves are shiny and compound. It produces an edible red berry.[3]

It has been commercially cultivated to a limited extent in Australia as a cool season punnet fruit.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rubus probus". Australian Native Plants Society. 21 October 2014.
  2. ^ Atlas of Living Australia, Rubus probus L.H.Bailey, Wild Raspberry
  3. ^ Bailey, Liberty Hyde. 1923. Gentes Herbarum; Occasional Papers on the Kinds of Plants 1(4): 150–151

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