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Roseleaf bramble (Rubus rosifolius)

Roseleaf bramble or wild raspberry (Rubus rosifolius) is a thorny subshrub in Rosaceae, grows in tropical highlands, producing red berries, rose-like leaves with serrated margins and hair on both sides, white flowers in panicles and solitary.

R. rosifolius has woody stems with thorns like roses. Fruit sometimes called "bramble fruit" is an aggregate of drupelet, 2 cm long and can be eaten. The fruit tastes sweet and delicious when planted with good soil moisture.

Dlium Roseleaf bramble (Rubus rosifolius)

Leaves in panicles with three to six itches facing each other with a leaf at the end. Elongated leaves with pointed tips, wavy with bones and have jagged edges. White flowers have five strands with white middle threads.

Roseleaf bramble is rarely cultivated, although it has several uses. Green leaves contain essential oils and are used as a tea to treat diarrhea, menstrual pain, morning sickness and childbirth.

This plant grows in the tropical highlands in primary forests, secondary forests, slopes and road sides in moist areas. The plant is considered an environmental weed and grows fast throughout the year even though it is not doused by rainwater.



Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Species: R. rosifolius

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