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Rubus leucodermis  Douglas ex Torr. & A. Gray
Western raspberry,   White bark raspberry,   White stemmed raspberry
Rubus leucodermis is a shrub that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Rubus
Family: Rosaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: canyons, slopes

Communities: North Coastal Coniferous Forest, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFRubus bernardinus
JEFRubus leucodermis var. bernardinus
JEFRubus leucodermis var. leucodermis
JEFRubus leucodermis var. trinitatis
JEFRubus trinitatis
Information about  Rubus leucodermis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (RULE)

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ID Tips on PlantID.net

[Wikipedia] Description: Rubus leucodermis, also called whitebark raspberry or blackcap raspberry,is a species of Rubus native to western North America. Description Rubus leucodermis is a deciduous shrub growing to 0.5 to 2.5 metres, with prickly shoots.[4] While the crown is perennial, the canes are biennial, growing vegetatively one year, flowering and fruiting the second, and then dying. As with other dark raspberries, the tips of the first-year canes (primocanes) often grow downward to the soil in the fall, and take root and form tip layers which become new plants. The leaves are pinnate, with five leaflets on the leaves' hardy stems in their first year, and three leaflets on leaves on flowering branchlets with white (and infrequently light purple) flowers. The fruit is 1 to 1.2 centimetres diameter, red to reddish-purple at first, turning dark purple to nearly black when ripe.The edible fruit has high contents of anthocyanins and ellagic acid. (link added by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 07/20/2024).