Herb latin name: Rubus macilentus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus macilentus:

Fruit - raw or cooked.Orange to red in colour.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
150 cm
(5 feet)

Flowering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Damp places in forested areas at elevations of 1800 - 2800 metres in Nepal. To 2400 metres in Jaunsar and Tehri-Garhwal.

Other uses of Rubus macilentus:

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.

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 macilentus:

Damp places in forested areas at elevations of 1800 - 2800 metres in Nepal. To 2400 metres in Jaunsar and Tehri-Garhwal.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus macilentus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.