Herb latin name: Rubus lineatus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus lineatus:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The orange to red fruit is 7- 10mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
3 m
(9 3/4 foot)

Flowering:
June to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Gregarious on hillsides in the oak forest region of Sikkim, 1800 - 2700 metres. Slopes, valleys, forest understories, margins of forests and fallow fields at elevations of 1400 - 3000 metres

Other uses of Rubus lineatus:

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit. The stems are used to make fences.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3C and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.

Cultivation of Rubus lineatus:

Gregarious on hillsides in the oak forest region of Sikkim, 1800 - 2700 metres. Slopes, valleys, forest understories, margins of forests and fallow fields at elevations of 1400 - 3000 metres

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus lineatus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.