Interim profile, incomplete information
Details of this species in Saint Helena
Source: Ashmole & Ashmole 2000 in Varnham 2006
Arrival Date: 1775
Species Notes for this Location:
Rubus pinnatus was introduced from the Cape, it was formerly more widespread, including the best pasture lands. In the early 19th century much effort was put into controlling this species, it is now common mainly above 650m on the central ridge (Ashmole and Ashmole 2000 in Varnham 2006). It is considered to be 'assisting in the destruction of the indigenous flora' (Melliss, in Ashmole and Ashmole 2000).
Management Notes for this Location:
Rubus pinnatus is rapidly grows to a much larger size than the common bramble of Europe (Rubus fruiticosus). Attempts to extirpate it have failed. The roots grow to a great size and every bit left in the ground grows (Jackson 1905).
Last Modified: 4/05/2009 4:09:35 p.m.