Rubus: From the Latin meaning bramble
Current Conservation Status
2012 - Not Threatened
Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012
The conservation status of all known New Zealand vascular plant taxa at the rank of species and below were reassessed in 2012 using the New Zealand Threat Classification System (NZTCS). This report includes a statistical summary and brief notes on changes since 2009 and replaces all previous NZTCS lists for vascular plants. Authors: Peter J. de Lange, Jeremy R. Rolfe, Paul D. Champion, Shannel P. Courtney, Peter B. Heenan, John W. Barkla, Ewen K. Cameron, David A. Norton and Rodney A. Hitchmough. File size: 792KB
Previous Conservation Status
2009 - Not Threatened
2004 - Not Threatened
Rubus parvus Buchanan
Prickly low-growing scrambling vine bearing a leathery narrow toothed and pointed leaf on prickle covered twigs and with 2cm long reddish blackberry-like fruit inhabiting upland areas in Westland. Leaves 2.5-9cm long, teeth large, vein network obvious, especially on the underside. Flowers white, solitary or in small groups.
Vascular - Native
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
Endemic. South Island only.
2n = 28
Where To Buy
Can be purchased from Oratia Native Plant Nurseries (email@example.com).
The sterile hybrid R. xbarkeri is often sold as this species, it can be distinguished by its trifoliolate leaves and lack of flowers. Its exact parentage remains unclear.
This page last updated on 17 Jan 2014