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false strawberry, India mockstrawberry, Indian-strawberry, mock-stawberry, mock-strawberry

Habit Herbs, shrubs, or subshrubs.

alternate, rarely opposite, pinnately compound, sometimes simple or palmately compound;

stipules present, rarely absent.


torus usually enlarged, sometimes small or absent;

carpels 1–260(–450), distinct, free, styles distinct, rarely connate (Roseae);

ovules 1(or 2), collateral (Rubeae) or superposed (Fallugia, Filipendula).


achenes or aggregated achenes sometimes with fleshy, urn-shaped hypanthium or enlarged torus, sometimes aggregated drupelets;

styles persistent or deciduous, not elongate (elongate but not plumose in Geum).


= 7(8).

Duchesnea indica

Rosaceae subfam. rosoideae

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Varieties 2 (1 in the flora).

Authorship of Fragaria indica is sometimes ascribed to Jackson in Andrews, because it is likely that Jackson prepared the text that accompanied illustrations by Andrews (F. A. Stafleu and R. S. Cowan 1976–1988, vol. 1). Because this is not indicated in the work itself, authorship is here retained as Andrews.

Variety microphylla T. T. Yu & T. C. Ku of Tibet has smaller, densely villous leaves.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Variation in the number of genera in subfam. Rosoideae is due to differences in generic delimitation between D. Potter et al. (2007) and the authors of some Potentilleae genera. Cyanogenic glycosides and sorbitol are absent in the subfamily.

Tribes 6, genera 28–35, species ca. 1600 (6 tribes, 26 genera, 302 species, including 1 hybrid, in the flora)

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 9, p. 273. FNA vol. 9, p. 23. Author: Luc Brouillet.
Parent taxa Rosaceae > subfam. Rosoideae > tribe Potentilleae > Duchesnea Rosaceae
Subordinate taxa
D. indica var. indica
Synonyms Fragaria indica, Potentilla indica
Name authority (Andrews) Teschemacher: Hort. Reg. & Gard. Mag. 1: 460. (1835) Arnott: Botany, 107. (1832)
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