Rubus pluribracteatus (Rosaceae). Voucher: Swenson et al. 1265. Vietnam, Lao Cai Province, Van Ban Nature Reserve: along the road just before the restaurant, alt. 900 masl (22.05472 103.96000). Swedish Museum of Natural History expedition to Vietnam 2013, sponsored by National Geographic Global Exploration Fund Northern Europe.
Broussonetia papyrifera (Moraceae). Voucher: Swenson et al. 1257. Vietnam, Lao Cai Province, Van Ban Nature Reserve, east slope of the Hoang Lien Son Range, east of road QL 279, alt. 760 masl (22.04556 103.97917). Swedish Museum of Natural History expedition to Vietnam 2013, sponsored by National Geographic Global Exploration Fund Northern Europe.
Conocido localmente como huje
Long, thin thorns on green stem. round, serrated leaves. Not in bloom. The area around it was dry it was growing around a few large manzanita. Leaves were not very hairy.
Also called Beautiful Cinqefoil, it is not commonly seen in our area and might be an indication of climate change to drier, hotter summer conditions.
Rosales is an order of flowering plants. It is sister to a clade consisting of Fagales and Cucurbitales. It contains about 7700 species, distributed into about 260 genera. Rosales comprises nine families, the type family being the rose family, Rosaceae. The largest of these families are Rosaceae (90/2500) and Urticaceae (54/2600). Rosales is divided into three clades that have never been assigned a taxonomic rank. The basal clade consists of the family Rosaceae; another clade consists...