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7. Rubus sect. Cylactis Focke, Abh. Naturwiss. Vereine Bremen. 4: 142. 1874.

匍匐莓组 pu fu mei zu

Herbs perennial, creeping, low or dwarf, unarmed, rarely with needle-like prickles. Leaves compound, 3–5-foliolate; stipules persistent, free, at junction of stem and petiole, broad, occasionally narrow, undivided, rarely divided. Flowers bisexual, several in clusters or solitary. Aggregate fruit adnate to torus, falling away from base of torus at maturity, not hollow.

Nine species (two endemic) in China.

1 Leaves simple, 3–5-lobed to -parted, cordate or reniform-cordate; stems, petioles, and pedicels soft hairy or subglabrous, bristly; petals white.   207 R. humulifolius
+ Leaves compound, 3–5-foliolate; stems, petioles and pedicels villous, bristly, with glandular hairs or soft hairy or with needle-like prickles or pubescent; petals white or purplish red.   (2)
2 (1) Leaves 5-foliolate, rarely 3-foliolate, lobed or parted; stipules entire.   (3)
+ Leaves 3-foliolate, undivided; stipules entire or divided.   (5)
3 (2) Leaflets lobed, incised, coarsely sharply serrate, or doubly serrate; sepals ovate-lanceolate; pistils 4–6.   199 R. fragarioides
+ Leaflets parted, deeply sharply serrate; sepals broadly ovate; pistils ca. 3 or ca. 24.   (4)
4 (3) Pistils ca. 24; stamens ca. 30 in 2 whorls; petals entire or undulate.   200 R. potentilloides
+ Pistils ca. 3; stamens ca. 30 in 1 whorl; petals lobed or coarsely serrate.   201 R. naruhashii
5 (2) Stipules pectinately divided, lobes lanceolate, shallowly 3–5-toothed; leaflets suborbicular; stems, petioles, pedicels, and calyx villous, bristly, with glandular hairs; flowers white, solitary; pistils 10–15.   206 R. rubrisetulosus
+ Stipules entire; leaflets suborbicular, broadly ovate to broadly obovate, rhombic, or ovate-rhombic; stems, petioles, and pedicel with soft hairs or needle-like prickles, or pubescent, or bristly.   (6)
6 (5) Leaflets rhombic or ovate-rhombic to oblong-rhombic; stems, petioles, and pedicels with soft hairs or needle-like prickles; flowers purplish red or white.   (7)
+ Leaflets suborbicular, broadly ovate or broadly obovate; stems, petioles, and pedicels pubescent or bristly; flowers white.   (8)
7 (6) Leaflets rhombic to obovate-rhombic; stems, petioles, and pedicel pubescent; flowers 1 or 2, purplish red; pistils ca. 20.   202 R. arcticus
+ Leaflets ovate-rhombic to oblong-rhombic; stems, petioles, and pedicels sparsely pubescent and with needle-like prickles, sometimes with sparse, intermixed glandular hairs; flowers white, several in clusters or corymbs; pistils 5 or 6.   203 R. saxatilis
8 (6) Stems, petioles, and pedicels only pubescent; abaxial surface of calyx pubescent or sparsely bristly; petals obovate-oblong to linear-oblong; pistils 4–20.   204 R. fockeanus
+ Stems, petioles, pedicel, and abaxial surface of calyx villous and reddish brown bristly; petals broadly obovate; pistils 25–70 or more.   205 R. nyalamensis

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