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Last updated 12/26/2020 by David Giblin.
Rubus spectabilis Pursh[FNA9, HC, HC2]

Publication: Fl. Amer. Sept. 1: 348, plate 16. 1813.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA9: "Rubus spectabilis is a thicket-forming shrub that has large and desirably edible fruit, and is used as an ornamental primarily for its robust, showy flowers. It is naturalized in parts of western Europe. It remains unclear as to whether the name Rubus menziesii Hooker, and possible combinations by Focke based on this name (R. ursinus var. menziesii), Greene (Parmena spectabilis), and S. Watson (Rubus spectabilis var. menziesii) apply to R. spectabilis or R. ursinus."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Parmena spectabilis Greene
Rubus franciscanus Rydb.
Rubus spectabilis Pursh var. fransiscanus (Rydb.) J.T. Howell
Rubus spectabilis Pursh var. spectabilis
Rubus stenopetalus Cham.