Rubus L. (Rosaceae), subgenus Rubus, bramble, blackberry
Research into taxonomy and chorology of European Rubus at the

University of Vechta, Dept. of Biology, Driverstrasse 22, D-49377 Vechta



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Brambles are regarded as one of the most critical plant groups particularly in the European flora. Due to their way of reproduction (see Facts about brambles) there are about 350 species in Central Europe and estimated 600 of them in Europe.
Since more than two decades Vechta is one of the Centers of Batology (bramble research) in Europe.


Facts about brambles
Who is who / Publications
Assistance in determinating
Instructions for collecting