Two-Flowered Raspberry   
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Two-Flowered Raspberry
P Native Photo: Nongthombam Ullysess
Common name: Two-Flowered Raspberry
Botanical name: Rubus biflorus    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Rubus biflorus var. biflorus, Rubus biflorus var. quinqueflorus

Two-Flowered Raspberry is a plant that can be identified by the silvery-white young stems and the waxy flowers. It is a large shrub with numerous hooked prickles, and compound leaves with 3-5 leaflets on spiny rachis. White flowers are 1.5-2.5 cm across, borne either singly or often in pairs in leaf axils. Flowers may also be borne in clusters at branch ends. Petals are obovate, as long or longer than the ovate-pointed woolly-haired sepals. Leaflets are toothed, white-woolly on the underside, the end leaflet often larger and 3-lobed. Fruit is yellow to orange. Two-Flowered Raspberry is found in the Himalayas, from Pakistan to SW China, at altitudes of 2100-3300 m. Flowering: May-June.

Photographed near Gulmarg, Kashmir.

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