Botanical name: Rubus niveus Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Rubus mysorensis, Rubus albescens, Rubus micranthus
Mysore Raspberry is a shrub growing to 1-2.5 m tall. The stems are whitish velvety at first, becoming smooth green to purple later. Lleaves are compound with 5-11 leaflets (mostly 7 or 9). The leaflets are 2.5-8 cm long and 1-4 cm broad, dark green above, densely pale grey to white velvety beneath. The flowers are about 1 cm across, with five dark pink to red petals. The fruit is 8-12 mm in diameter, densely grey velvety, dark red at first, ripening to black. Mysore Raspberry is found in Afghanistan, Himalayas, Bhutan, South India, Indonesia, Kashmir, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, at altitudes of 500-2800 m.
Identification credit: Gurcharan Singh
The flower labeled Mysore Raspberry is ...