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Rosa chengkouensis Yu et Ku


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 1.5–2 m tall. Branchlets terete, slender; prickles scattered or in pairs below leaves, straight. Leaves including petiole 5–8 cm; stipules mostly adnate to petiole, free parts ovate or ovate-lanceolate, abaxially and margin densely glandular-pubescent, apex acute; rachis and petiole pubescent, glandular-pubescent, shortly prickly; leaflets usually 5, rarely 7 or 3, elliptic, oblong, or ovate, 1.5–3.5 × 1–1.8 cm, abaxially sparsely pubescent and glandular punctate, distinctly reticulate, adaxially glabrous, base broadly cuneate or subrounded, margin doubly serrate, teeth often glandular apically, apex acute or rounded-obtuse. Flowers solitary or several, 2.5–3 cm in diam.; pedicel 1.5–3 cm, glandular-pubescent; bracts ovate-lanceolate, margin glandular-pubescent, apex long acuminate. Sepals 5, oblong-lanceolate, leaflike, both surfaces densely pubescent, margin entire, glandular-pubescent. Petals 5, pink, broadly obovate, base cuneate, apex rounded. Styles free, slightly exserted, much shorter than stamens, densely pubescent. Hip dark red, ovoid or obovoid, 7–8 mm in diam., sparsely glandular-pubescent, with persistent, erect sepals. Fl. May–Jun, fr. Aug–Oct.

One of us (Robertson) has seen no specimens of this species.

Scrub, river sides; 1300--2100 m. Chongqing (Chengkou Xian, Wuxi Xian).


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Flora of China  
  • Flora of China Illustrations vol. 9, fig. 144, 1-3
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