Rubus moluccanus var. trilobus A.R.Bean
Bean, A.R. (1997) Austrobaileya 5: 45. Type: New South Wales. Northern Tablelands: Giro State Forest, 10 Dec. 1996, A. R. Bean 11477 (holo: BRI; iso: K, L, MEL, NSW).
Raspberry, Native; Native Raspberry; Molucca Bramble; Raspberry
Usually flowers and fruits as a weak-stemmed shrub about 1-2 m tall.
Stipules about 6-10 mm long, lacinate or the margins deeply lobed, attached to the stems, not the petioles. Leaf blades about 8 x 8-9 cm, petioles about 3 cm long. Recurved thorns usually present on the stems and petioles. Leaves +/- 3-lobed, densely felty hairy on the underside but mainly glabrous on the upper surface except for hairs along the midrib and major veins.
Cotyledons elliptic, about 3 x 2 mm, apex glandular, retuse or rounded, base rounded, margins sparsely hairy. First pair of leaves simple, margins lobed, petioles long, glandular hairs usually visible with a lens. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade +/- cordate. Spines present on the stem, petiole and midrib on the underside of the leaf blade. Stipules hairy, filiform, about 6-8 mm long, margins usually lobed or fimbriate, Bud, stem, petiole and both the upper and lower surfaces of the leaf blade hairy. Seed germination time 71 to 80 days.