Plant Genera


Family Code: ROSACE
Genus Code: RUBUS
Genus CN: blackberry
Genus Authority: L.
Genus Summary: A genus of about 250 species (if treated conservatively) or 2000-3000 microspecies, shrubs (and a few herbs), almost cosmopolitan in temperate areas.
Genus Identification: Identification Notes: All of our species of Rubus except R. repens, R. odoratus, and R. pubescens have biennial stems. The first year the stems remain sterile and are termed primocanes. The second year, these stems produce lateral branches with flowers and are termed floricanes. Primocane and floricane leaves differ.
Genus References: Alice, Goldman, Macklin, & Moore in FNA (2014); Robertson (1974)=Z; Alice & Campbell (1999); Widrlechner (1998); Kalkman in Kubitzki (2004).
Last Updated: 2019-11-29
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