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Rubus parvifolius
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Scientific classification
  • Rubus hoatiensis H.Lév.
  • Rubus parviflorus Christm. 1788 not Nutt. 1818
  • Rubus schizostylus H.Lév.
  • Rubus taquetii H.Lév.
  • Rubus thunbergii Blume

Rubus parvifolius, called Japanese bramble, or Australian raspberry in the United States or native raspberry in Australia is a species of plant in the rose family. It is a scrambling shrub native to eastern Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam) and Australia. It has also become naturalized in a few scattered locations in the United States.

Rubus parvifolius is a shrub up to 2 meters tall with arching branches armed with curved prickles. Young stems are finely pubescent, becoming hairless with age. The leaves are pinnate with 3 to 5 toothed leaflets. Flowers are numerous, in clumps at the end of stems, and have red or pink petals. The red fruit is 1 cm wide.


The red fruit is pleasantly flavored and can be eaten raw or used in sauces and jams. The dried fruit are used in traditional Chinese medicine.

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