Rubus exrubicundus Bailey
Synonyms: Rubus neomexicanus Gray; Oreobatus deliciosus (James ex Torr.) Rydb. ssp. neomexicanus (Gray) W.A. Weber
Vernacular Name: New Mexico raspberry
Description: Similar to R. neomexicanus, but differing in the upper surface of the leaves which are glabrous and the lower surface which is pubescent only on the veins in R. exrubicundus. (Eds. note: these species are now synonymized).
Distribution: Confined to the canyons of western and southwestern New Mexico at 1,670-1,990 m (5,500-6,500 ft) in elevation, while R. neomexicanus is widely scattered over the state, including the southwest quarter.
Plants Seen or Cited:
NMSU: Total of 6 collections, five from New Mexico and one from Arizona, all identified as R. neomexicanus and collected throughout the state. No collections of R. exrubicundus.
Comments: Cannot find a basis to retain this taxon.
Status: Drop from the flora.
Martin, W.C. and C.R. Hutchins. 1980. A flora of New Mexico
Information Compiled By: Jack Carter, 1997