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dc.contributor.authorde Lange, Peter
dc.contributor.authorBlanchon, Dan
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Erin
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorSchönberger, I.
dc.contributor.authorKillick, Sarah
dc.description.abstractINTRODUCTION: On June 4, 2019, during a visit by two of the authors to Gills Scenic Reserve, Albany, an unusual bramble (Figure 1) was observed emerging from a vegetated roadside bank on Gills Road (-36.722828, 174.696011). The bramble was noted growing amongst a dense tangle of pink jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum Franch.), blackberry (Rubus ulmifolius Schott) and Chinese privet (Ligustrum sinense Lour.). Although no flowering or fruiting material was observed a specimen was collected (P.J. de Lange 14393 & D.J. Blanchon, UNITEC 10706) (Herbarium acronyms follow Thiers [2008-onward]), and that specimen was run through the Rubus key in Webb, Sykes and Garnock-Jones (1988). Of the species recorded by Webb et al. (1988), the closest match for the Gills Road Rubus was Japanese wineberry (R. phoenicolasius Maxim.), a species which has superficially similar reddish bristly stems and leaflets whose abaxial surfaces are whitish. However, the Gills Road Rubus stem bristles were not glandular; while the leaves of the specimen were 3(-5)-foliolate (rather than 3-foliolate), distinctly coriaceous, (rather than chartaceous); adaxially dark green (rather than yellow-green to lime-green); glabrescent, and deeply rugose. Further, the leaflets of the Gills Road Rubus had truncate to obcordate, rather than acute to acuminate, apices and the leaf margins differed from R. phoenicolasius in being more finely and evenly serrulate.en_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec ePressen_NZ
dc.rightsFirst record of Himalayan wineberry (Rubus ellipticus var. obcordatus (Franch.) Focke., Rosaceae) in New Zealand, by Peter J. de Lange, Dan J. Blanchon, Erin J. Doyle, Andrew J. Marshall, Ines Schönberger and Sarah Killick, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
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dc.subjectHimalayan wineberry (Rubus ellipticus var. obcordatus (Franch.) Focke., Rosaceae)en_NZ
dc.subjectRubus ellipticus var. obcordatus (Franch.) Focke., Rosaceaeen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleFirst record of Himalayan wineberry (Rubus ellipticus var. obcordatus (Franch.) Focke., Rosaceae) in New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden060310 Plant Systematics and Taxonomyen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationde Lange, Peter J., Blanchon, D.J., Doyle, E.J., Marshall, A. J., Schönberger, I., Killick, S. (2019). First record of Himalayan wineberry (Rubus ellipticus var. obcordatus (Franch.) Focke., Rosaceae) in New Zealand, Perspectives in Biosecurity, (2019/4), 33–39.ISSN: 2538-0125. Retrieved from
unitec.publication.titlePerspectives in Biosecurityen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeMount Albert, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaNatural Sciences

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