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Wild Raspberry Rubus Rosifolius overview
aka: Mauritius raspberry, roseleaf raspberry, thimbleberry, roseleaf bramble, West Indian raspberry, ola'a
Wild Raspberry is another "weed" which grows profusely on our land and we have heard tales of it "taking over" underutilised pasture very rapidly. The plant is listed by PIER (Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk) as a plant species which is “threatening Pacific island ecosystems”.
However our experience is that after about 5 years in an area the plants seem to have accomplished what they came to do and they become sparse and weak, making way for other species to flourish.
We enjoy early mornings gathering their fruit for breakfast. What a delight to enjoy these natural abundant nutritional gifts from Nature.
Our Wild Raspberry is clearly related to the better-known and sweeter raspberry (Rubus idaeus) which can be found in season in fruiterers.
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| ||Wikipedia||Rubus rosifolius|
| ||ScienceDirect||Ursolic acid analogues: non-phenolic functional food components in Jamaican raspberry fruits|
| ||Journal of Food Composition and Analysis; V23, I6, Sep2010, Pp 554�560||Anthocyanin content, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties of blackberry and raspberry fruits|
| || Current Medicinal Chemistry, V11, N11, Jun2004, pp1501-1512||Therapeutic Constituents and Actions of Rubus Species|
| ||USDA - ARS||Rubus pharmacology: antiquity to the present |
| ||Plant for the Future database||Rubus rosifolius|
| ||PlantNET||Rubus rosifolius|
| ||Tim Low||Bush Medicine - A Pharmacopoeia of Natural Remedies (ISBN 0-207-16462-2)|
| || I.Southwell, Australian Journal of Chemistry 1978||The Constituents of Rubus rosifolius. The Structure of Rosifoliol, a Biogenetically Significant Sesquiterpenoid (ISBN unknown)|
| ||Nutrition Health Review||Ellagic acid in red raspberries found to prevent cancer|
| ||naturalnews.com||Discover the cancer-fighting power of raspberries|
| ||Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER)||Rubus rosifolius |
| ||Global Compendium of Weeds||Rubus rosifolius|
| ||Plants Database, United States Department of Agriculture||Rubus rosifolius|
| ||Encyclopedia of Life||Rubus rosifolius Mauritius Raspberry|
| ||Encyclopedia of Life||Rubus rosifolius West Indian Raspberry|
| ||BioNET-EAFRINET||Rubus rosifolius (Rose-leaf Bramble)||