Morphology

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Description

An erect shrub, l-2 m tall, with 3 prickles at each node. Twigs with inconspicuous gland tipped hairs or bristles. Leaves crowded on dwarf shoots, l.5-2.8 cm long, l.5-3.6 cm broad, orbicular, obtusely 3-5-lobed; lobes inciso-crenate, slightly hairy on both sides, basal nerves 3-7; petiole 0.5-5 cm long; stipules absent. Flowers pink, 4-6 mm in diameter, bisexual, solitary on short pubescent bracteate peduncles. Calyx tube 3 mm long, lobes 6 mm long, reflexed. Petals 3 mm long. Stamens exserted. Ovary pubescent with gland tipped hairs. Berries globose or ovoid, glandular and pubescent, 1 cm in diameter.

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