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Taxon: Rubus cockburnianus Hemsl.

Genus: Rubus subgenus: Idaeobatus
Family: Rosaceae subfamily: Rosoideae tribe: Rubeae
Nomen number: 104956
Place of publication: J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 29:305. 1892
Name verified on: 14-Jun-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Jan-2006
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Corvallis (COR).
Accessions: 4 in National Plant Germplasm System.

Common names:

  • white-stem bramble   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • tangutische Himbeere   (Source: Zander ed16 ) – German
  • vitgrenigt hallon   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Gene sources: potential for high yield in red raspberry   (it carries a high number of flowers per inflorescence fide HortScience 48:1091. 2013)
  • Gene sources: primary genetic relative of red raspberry   (based on successful crosses with Rubus idaeus fide Pl Breed Rev 32:147. 2009)

Distributional range:

    China: China - Henan, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xizang, Yunnan

    Northern Europe: United Kingdom




Check other web resources for Rubus cockburnianus Hemsl.:

  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (04 September 2015)

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