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Abstract

Rubus rosifolius Smith: a new record of an alien species in the flora of Ecuador.

Abstract

A new record of Rubus (Rosaceae) for Ecuador is described: R. rosifolius, a climbing shrub introduced and naturalized in the Ecuadorian Andes for its edible fruits. We provide an updated key for the genus Rubus in Ecuador, a detailed description of the species, and its distribution. In addition, photographs of this species and complete illustrations are included.