Rubus trilobus

Rubus trilobus, the boulder raspberry or delicious raspberry, is Mesoamerican species of flowering plant in the rose family. It is native to Guatemala and to southern and central Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala).[2][3][4]

Rubus trilobus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
R. trilobus
Binomial name
Rubus trilobus
Ser. 1825
  • Oreobatus trilobus (Ser.) Rydb.
  • Rubus trifidus Steud. 1840 not Thumb. 1784
  • Rubus trilobus var. guatelamensis Focke


Rubus trilobus grows in moist or wet coniferous forests in the mountains. It is a shrub sometimes as much as 5 meters (200 inches or 16.7 feet) tall. It does not have prickles. Leaves are broadly three-lobed with teeth along the edges, green on the upper side, lighter green on the underside. Flowers are white. Fruit is dark purple.[2]


  1. ^ The Plant List, Rubus trilobus Ser.
  2. ^ a b Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946. Rosaceae. En: Standley, P.C. & J.A. Steyermark (eds.), Flora of Guatemala - Part IV. Fieldiana, Botany 24(4): 432–484
  3. ^ García-Mendoza, A. J. & J. A. Meave. 2011. Diversidad Florística de Oaxaca: de Musgos a Angispermas 1–351. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria
  4. ^ Breedlove, D.E. 1986. Flora de Chiapas. Listados Florísticos de México 4: i–v, 1–246.

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