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4. Rubus spinulosoides F. P. Metcalf, Lingnan Sci. J. 19: 32. 1940.

刺毛白叶莓 ci mao bai ye mei

Rubus innominatus S. Moore subsp. plebejus Focke; R. teledapos Focke; R. triphyllus Thunberg var. internuntius Hance.

Shrubs. Branchlets yellow villous, with reddish glandular hairs and sparse, curved prickles. Leaves imparipinnately compound, usually 3-foliolate; petiole 5–9 cm, petiolule of terminal leaflet 2–3.5 cm, lateral leaflets subsessile, petiolule and rachis villous, with sparse, minute prickles, with short glandular hairs; stipules linear, densely villous; blade of leaflets ovate, elliptic, or rhombic-elliptic, 4–10 × 2–6 cm, abaxially densely gray- or yellowish gray tomentose, adaxially sparsely appressed pubescent, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin irregularly obtusely dentate, sometimes lobed on terminal leaflet, apex acute. Inflorescences terminal or axillary, terminal ones large cymose panicles, lateral ones usually subracemes; rachis, pedicels, and abaxial surface of calyx villous, with short purple glandular hairs and sparse, needle-like prickles; bracts linear, villous. Pedicel 1.5–2.5 cm. Flowers ca. 1 cm in diam. Sepals erect, lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, 1–1.5 cm, margin gray tomentose, apex caudate. Petals pink, suborbicular, base shortly clawed, margin incised. Stamens many, erect; filaments broad and compressed basally. Pistils numerous; ovary soft hairy. Aggregate fruit red, subglobose, ca. 1 cm in diam., glabrous at maturity; pyrenes prominently rugose.

Mixed forested slopes; 800--1000 m. Hubei, Shandong.


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