Rubus schmidelioides var. schmidelioides


Rubus: From the Latin meaning bramble
schmidelioides: like schmidelia, a soap wort

Common Name(s)

Tataramoa, bush lawyer, white-leaved lawyer

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 schmidelioides A.Cunn. var. schmidelioides



Brief Description

Prickly scrambling vine bearing 3 (rarely 5) radiating leathery narrow toothed and pointed leaflets which are reddish or greyish fuzzy on the underside in each leaf on prickle covered twigs and with small yellowish blackberry-like fruit. Leaflets 15-35cm long, teeth large. Flowers white, in a loose spray to 10cm long.

Flora Category

Vascular - Native

Structural Class

Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs


Not Threatened

Chromosome No.

2n = 28

Endemic Taxon


Endemic Genus


Endemic Family


This page last updated on 17 Jan 2014