Rubus parvifolius

Family Rosaceae

Native Raspberry, Small Leaf Raspberry

Scrambling shrub with stems to 1 m long.

Flowers: Red or pink, recorded for all months of the year.

Fruit: Red, aggregate fruit 10 mm diam., of succulent druplets, mature November–April. Attractive fleshy edible fruits, vertebrate-adapted dispersal.

Seed: About 14 seeds per fruit.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland habitat in partial shade.
  • Rare in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Probably resprouts after fire.

Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Rubus parvifolius plant

Rubus parvifolius flower

Rubus parvifolius fruit