Subspecies Rubus ludwigii subsp. ludwigii
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Named after Carl Ferdinand Heinrich von Ludwig (1784-1847), a German pharmacist, business man and patron of natural science. In 1826 he went on a collecting trip to Swellendam with Ludwig Beil, a consigment of plants and insects collected which he sent to the Royal Museum at Stuttgart. For this he received a Knighthood of the Order of the Royal Crown of Wurttemburg, earning him the title of Baron. Tubingen university conferred a PhD degree for a later collection of natural science specimens. He acquired land in Kloof Road, Tamboerskloof, Cape Town, and developed a noteworthy botanic garden.