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  Rubus niveus
  Family: ROSACEAE
  Citation:  Rubus niveus Thunb., Diss. Rub. 9. t.1. f.3. 1813; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 442(313). 1919; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 173. 1988; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 154. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 178. 1994; Sasidh. et al., Bot. Stud. Med. Pl. Kerala 32. 1996; Sasidh. & Sivar., Fl. Pl. Thrissur For. 173. 1996; Sasidh., Fl. Periyar Tiger Reserve 130. 1998; Sasidh., Fl. Chinnar WLS 124. 1999; Sasidh., Fl. Parambikulam WLS 114. 2002; Ratheesh Narayanan, Fl. Stud. Wayanad Dist. 343. 2009. Rubus leucocarpus Arn., Nova Acta Phys. Med. Acad. Caes. Leop. Carol. Nat. Cur. 18: 16. 1834; Swarup. et al., Shola For. Kerala 66. 1998. Rubus niveus Thunb. var. subglaber (Thw.) Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 442(313). 1919.
  Malayalam Name(s): Karimcheechi
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Snowpeaks raspberry, Mysore raspberry
  Description: Branches glaucous; prickles few, 6 mm long. Leaflets to 5 x 3 cm, elliptic, acute at either ends, subsessile, spinous-serrate, white-tomentose beneath, glabrous above; nerves 7 pairs. Racemes 2-3 together, axillary. Flowers pink, 6-8 mm across; bracts 4 mm long, lanceolate, entire; pedicels 1 cm long, slender, villous; sepals 6 mm long, lanceolate, united at base; petals 3 x 2 mm, obovate; ovaries densely pubescent. Drupe 2 x 1 mm, ovoid, acute, subglabrous
  Habit: Climber
  Flowering & Fruiting: April-May
  District(s): Palakkad, Kottayam, Idukki, Kannur, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrissur, Wayanad
  Habitat: Evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also in grasslands
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and China; in India temperate Himalayas and South India
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink, Rose
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Localities: Karimala Hills, Mulangampetty, Kottamala, Karimala, Vattavada, on way to Brahmagiri, Devicolam, Chemungi, Ponmudi
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