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Thimbleberry

Rubus rosifolius

Description:

Juicy and edible tropical raspberries! Also known as the tropical red raspberry, rose leaf raspberry and the West Indian raspberry. Somewhat shade intolerant, prefers sunlight.

Habitat:

Introduced to HI (invasive). Spotted in a state park.

Notes:

Called olaa in Hawaii: http://www.starrenvironmental.com/images....

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2 Comments

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 10 years ago

Adam, yes, there are thorns on the stem. I wasn't sure of my ID. Since there are so many invasives on the island, I suspect this is not 'Ākala, but let me know what you think.

AdamAmosa
AdamAmosa 10 years ago

Looks very similar to 'Ākala, Hawaiian raspberry. Are there thorns on the stems of the plant?

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 2, 2013
Submitted on Sep 1, 2013

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