Rubus gowreephul, Roxb., Flora Indica, 1832

Turner, Ian M., 2015, The botanical legacy of Thomas Hardwicke’s journey to Srinagar in 1796, European Journal of Taxonomy 108, pp. 1-25 : 19

publication ID

https://dx.doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2015.108

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3795230

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/0385BB6B-FFC1-9F2B-FF45-FD63FA85AEAC

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Carolina

scientific name

Rubus gowreephul
status

 

Rubus gowreephul

Hardwicke described two Rubus species in his paper. One he referred to Rubus idaeus L., the other was not provided with a specific epithet, but he gave a native name – ‘gowry-phul’ – which translates as ‘claret-purple fruit’ according to Madden (1849). Roxburgh (1832a) was clearly referring to Hardwicke’s description of this plant in his account of Rubus gowreephul . He also wrote that Hardwicke introduced the plant to the Calcutta Botanic Garden. Roxburgh’s specific epithet was printed as two separate words in Flora Indica. I contract them to one as subsequent authors have. There is a Roxburgh icon of the plant, presumably drawn from material grown at Calcutta. Hardwicke also had a drawing (Vol. X no. 55).

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Rosales

Family

Rosaceae

Genus

Rubus