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Last updated 12/22/2020 by David Giblin.
Rubus idaeus L. ssp. strigosus (Michx.) Focke[HC2, IFBC]
grayleaf red raspberry

Publication: Biblioth. Bot. 17(Heft 72[2]): 209. 1911.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: Draft FNA9: "Hybrids between Rubus idaeus subsp. strigosus and R. occidentalis, including the cultivated purple raspberries have usually gone under the name R. xneglectus Peck. C. H. Peck (1871) did not treat R. neglectus as a hybrid, although his description, based on material from northeastern New York, acknowledged the material to be intermediate between the two taxa. L. H. Bailey (1945) suspected R. neglectus to be a "distinct species of local range" with no "real resemblance" to the cultivated purple raspberries. The third author of this treatment (Gerry Moore) has observed wild purple-fruited material from northwestern New York near the type locality and concurs with L. H. Bailey that the material appears to have little resemblance to the cultivated purple raspberries. The fruit of this material has a strikingly distinct taste, Peck noting that the locals referred to it as "cream berries." Further study of this material is needed to better understand the proper application of the name Rubus neglectus and whether or not this name can be applied to hybrids between R. idaeus subsp. strigosus and R. occidentalis. M. L. Fernald (1900) misapplied the name R. idaeus Linnaeus var. anomalus Arrenhius to reduced, unarmed sterile material of Rubus idaeus subsp. strigosus with simple leaves on the floricane; this material was later described by Blanchard as R. egglestonii. Rubus viburnifolius (Rydberg) Greene (not Franchet) is an illegitimate name."

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Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Rubus idaeus L. var. gracilipes M.E. Jones[HC]
Rubus idaeus L. var. peramoenus (Greene) Fernald[HC]
Rubus idaeus L. var. strigosus (Michx.) Maxim.
Rubus strigosus Michx.