Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 198, Issue 1–2, pp 143–149 | Cite as

Chromosome numbers of European blackberries (Rubus subg.Rubus, Rosaceae)

  • Yoshikane Iwatsubo
  • Naohiro Naruhashi
  • Heinrich E. Weber
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Chromosome numbers are presented for 32 collections of 29 European blackberry species (Rubus subg.Rubus) from Germany. One species is triploid (2n = 21), 27 species are tetraploid, (2n = 28), and one species is pentaploid (2n = 35). Chromosome numbers are reported for the first time ofR. adspersus, R. amisiensis, R. calvus, R. conothyrsoides, R. contractipes, R. demissus, R. elegantispinosus, R. ferocior, R. foliosus, R. hypomalacus, R. leucandrus, R. nemorosus, R. platyacanthus, R. praecox, R. rhombifolius, andR. rhytidophyllus. Chromosome numbers forR. dasyphyllus, R. gelertii, R. glandithyrsos, R. lamprocaulos, R. lindebergii, R. macrophyllus, R. montanus, R. muenteri, R. pedemontanus, R. polyanthemus, R. senticosus, R. silvaticus, andR. vigorosus are confirmed.

Key words

Rosaceae Rubus subg.Rubus Chromosome numbers Flora of Germany 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshikane Iwatsubo
    • 1
  • Naohiro Naruhashi
    • 1
  • Heinrich E. Weber
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyFaculty of Science, Toyama UniversityToyamaJapan
  2. 2.University of VechtaVechtaGermany

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