A new species of Rubus L. (Rosaceae) from NE Scotland
Keywords:bramble, microspecies, Kincardineshire, Angus, Rubus longiflorus
A distinctive bramble, whose identity has puzzled experts, is described as a new microspecies, Rubus longiflorus D. Welch. It is characterised by large showy white flowers, deeply grooved, glabrous, few-prickled stems, and leaves that have grey-felted undersides. It is considered intermediate between the Discolores series and Corylifolian section of brambles, and is tentatively assigned to the Rhamnifolii series. The new taxon occurs along an 80 km stretch of coastal lowlands in the Kincardineshire and Angus vice-counties.
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