SIPERIANLILLUKKA
(Rubus humulifolius)

 

A plant portion of siperianlillukka

 

 

Family: Rosaceae

 

Siperianlillukka is a fruit from northern temperate region, particularly from Scandavavia and Russia.

            It is seen growing wild in coniferous forests and moist thickets.

Description:

Perennial herb, dwarf, 1030 cm tall.

            Rhizomes creeping, blackish brown, slender, much branched; stems erect or ascending, soft hairy, rarely glabrous, prickly-bristly.

            Leaves simple; petiole 26 cm, pubescent or subglabrous, prickly-bristly; stipules often caducous, inconspicuous; blade cordate or reniform-cordate, 48 3.59 cm, abaxially greenish, pubescent, with few bristles, adaxially green, bristly pilose at first, glabrescent, base cordate, margin palmately 35-lobed; lobes ovate or suborbicular, apex obtuse or acute, irregularly doubly serrate.

            Inflorescences terminal, 1-flowered, rarely 2- or 3-flowered; pedicel 12 cm, bristly; calyx abaxially pubescent; sepals erect or spreading, narrowly lanceolate, 79 mm, apex caudate; petals white, lanceolate, longer than sepals, apex acuminate; stamens many, much shorter than petals; filaments of outer stamens dilated.

            Aggregate fruit red at maturity, globose, ca. 1 cm wide, glabrous; pyrenes foveolate.

Utilization:

The fruits are edible and eaten by local people.  These are, however, not collected for sale.

Ripe fruits of siperianlillukka

Cultivation:

Siperianlillukka grows in wild only and has not yet been brought under cultivation except for plants planted as specimens in botanical and herbal gardens.

 

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