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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Rosaceae | Rubus

4. Rubus sect. Malachobatus Focke, Abh. Naturwiss. Vereine Bremen. 4: 187. 1874.

木莓组 mu mei zu

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs, rarely subshrubs or herbs, often prickly. Leaves simple, rarely palmately or pedately compound, 3–5-foliolate; stipules caducous or persistent, free, on twig near base of petiole, broader, rarely narrower, serrate, lobed or dissected, occasionally not divided. Flowers usually bisexual, rarely unisexual, in cymose-panicles, subracemes, or corymbs, rarely flowers several in clusters or solitary. Aggregate fruit adnate to torus, separating from base of torus at maturity, not hollow.

Ninety-two species (71 endemic) in China.


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