Rubus sanctus Schreb.

Beek, Abraham Van De, 2016, Validations of the Rubus taxa in Tournefort’s Institutiones and their Corollarium in later literature, Adansonia 38 (1), pp. 35-53: 46-48

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5252/a2016n1a4

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scientific name

Rubus sanctus Schreb.
status

 

b. Rubus sanctus Schreb.  

In Icones et descriptions plantarum minus cognitarum: 15, t. 8 (1766). — Holotypus: Monasterio-Huelin & Weber 1996: 320, M, “ Crete, Schreber 43 ”; “ Rubus cret   . triphyllus   fl. parvo. T. cor. 43 ”   .

REMARK

Schreber (1766) fulfilled the task set him regarding the Gundelsheimer collection.Thus he, too, described the Cretan Rubus   and named it Rubus sanctus   . The plant from Crete therefore received a second name: Rubus sanctus Schreb. Like Linnaeus, Schreber   also mentions that the plant grows in Palestine, with reference to Pococke (1745). The same species grows in the St. Catherine monastery on Mount Sinai; that plant (‘Moses’ bramble bush’) is characteristic of R. sanctus   .

Schreber would not have seen the plants of Jussieu, Vaillant and Tournefort, because he had not taken part in the journey mentioned above. He only received the plant from the collection of Gundelsheimer. Therefore the latter can be considered as the holotype of R. sanctus   . Consequently, it is a later independent synonym of R. creticus   .

M

Botanische Staatssammlung München

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Rosales

Family

Rosaceae

Genus

Rubus