Rubus: From the Latin meaning bramble
Leafless lawyer, yellow-prickled 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 squarrosus Fritsch
Prickly often nearly leafless scrambling vine bearing yellow prickles and with small reddish blackberry-like fruit. Yellow spines contrast with the green stem. 3-5 Leaflets 1-7cm long, widest at base, tapering to pointed tip, teeth large. Flowers white, in a loose spray to 20cm long.
Vascular - Native
The National Vegetation Survey (NVS) Databank
is a physical archive and electronic databank containing records of over 94,000 vegetation survey plots - including data from over 19,000 permanent plots. NVS maintains a standard set of species code abbreviations that correspond to standard scientific plant names from the Ngä Tipu o Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants database.
Dicotyledonous Trees & Shrubs
Endemic. North and South Islands, from Ahipara south (rare north of the Manawatu)
Not Threatened but often local and uncommon over large parts of its potential range. Some northern populations are very vulnerable to habitat destruction
2n = 28
Where To Buy
Occasionally available from retail plant and specialist native plant nurseries.
This page last updated on 6 Dec 2014