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Taxon: Rubus glaucus Benth.

Genus: Rubus
Subgenus: Rubus
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Rosoideae
Tribe: Rubeae
Nomen number: 32329
Place of publication: Pl. hartw. 173. 1845
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Jun-1993 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 31 (31 active, 26 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: fruit; fruit; fruit

Distributional Range:


    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru [Huánuco]


    Southern America
    • South America

    Other (exact native range obscure)


  1. Ballington, J. R. et al. 1993. Rubus and vacciniaceous germplasm resources in the Andes of Ecuador. Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 93:9-15.
  2. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  3. Cancino-Escalante, G. O. et al. 2011. Caracterización fenotípica de accesiones de especies de Rubus L. de los municipios de Pamplona y Chitagá, región Nororiental de Colombia. Univ. Scient. 16:219-233. Note: this study analyzed by PCA morphological characters of six taxa including Rubus glaucus; it commented that the acceptance of R. glaucus instead of R. eriocarpus was based on differences in color of petals, position of inflorescences, size of flowers, and leaf indument
  4. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  5. Finn, C. et al. 2001. Breeders experiences with Rubus species. Breeders experiences with Rubus species Note: web based resource; this report cited Rubus glaucus as a tetraploid; and successfully crossed with tetraploid, octoploid and decaploid blackberry producing "mostly sterile" progenies
  6. Finn, C. et al. 2002. Use of 58 Rubus species in five North American breeding programmes - Breeders news. Acta Hort. 585:113-119.
  7. Finn, C. F. & J. F. Hancock. 2008. Chapter 12. Raspberries. Temperate fruit crop breeding: germplasm to genomics 359-392.
  8. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  9. IPGRI. New World Fruits Database (on-line resource).
  10. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  11. Marulanda, M. L. et al. 2007. Genetic diversity of wild and cultivated Rubus species in Colombia using AFLP and SSR markers. Crop Breed. Appl. Biotechnol. 7:242-252.
  12. Pankhurst, R. J. 2011. Rosaceae. Rubus. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). 3:2205. Note: = Rubus eriocarpus Liebm.
  13. Personal Care Products Council. INCI
  14. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  15. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  16. Romoleroux, K. 1996. Rosaceae. Flora of Ecuador. 56:29.
  17. Schreckinger, M. E. et al. 2010. Berries from South America: A comprehensive review on chemistry, health potential, and commercialization. J. Med. Food 13:233-246.
  18. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  19. Standley, P. C. 1920. Trees and shrubs of Mexico. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23:1-1721.
  20. Vietmeyer, N. D., ed. 1989. Lost crops of the Incas.
  21. Williams, L. O. 1981. The useful plants of Central America. Ceiba 24:284.
  22. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Rubus glaucus Benth. :

  • New World Fruits Database: Online database from Bioversity International
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=32329. Accessed 12 July 2020.