31. Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke ROSACEAE

In its creeping habit and red fruit, this plant resembles a small strawberry, but its flowers are bright yellow and the fruits are tasteless if not inedible. It is widespread from Afghanistan eastwards to Japan and Indonesia, but also occurs naturalised in Africa, North America and Europe.

Hand coloured lithograph of Duchesnea indica form Wight’s Spicilegium Neilgherrense

     

    RBGE Living Collections Accession Factsheet
    Accession Number:19934362
    Scientific Name:Duchesnea indica (Andrews) Focke
    Family:Rosaceae
    Genus:Duchesnea
    Epithet:indica
    Collector:Edinburgh Taiwan Expedition (1993)
    Year:1993
    Origin:Inner China, Korea and Taiwan:Kaohsiung:Highway 20, at 118 km
    Elevation:870m
    Plant:19934362D
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/T26/0470
    Plant:19934362C
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G47/0310D
    Plant:19934362B
    Location:/Living Collections/Unplaced
    Plant:19934362A
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/G17/0170
    Plant:19934362E
    Location:/Living Collections/Inverleith/SAU
     Location: 23.266667,120.900000