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Rubus crataegifolius
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R. crataegifolius
Conservation status
Taxonomy
Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum/Division

Magnoliophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Rosales

Family

Rosaceae

Tribe

Rubeae

Genus

Rubus

Species

R. crataegifolius

Subspecies

Cultivar 'Jingu Jengal'

Naming and discovery
Discovered

Alexander Bunge

Rubus crataegifolius or the Korean Raspberry is a species of raspberry which is found in the Rosaceae family. It is found in China, Japan, North and South Korea, and parts of east Russia.

This small shrub grows from 1-2, and sometimes 3 meters tall. Its leaves 5-12 cm long. The flowers are 1-1.5 cm in diameter, and have five white petals. The fruit, a raspberry, is 1 centimeter in diameter.

The fruit of the plant is edible to humans, used as medicines, and the species is often cultivated. The cultivar, Rubus crataegifolius 'Jingu Jengal' has been selected due to its large fruit. The roots contain substances with an anti-inflammatory effect in mice.

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