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Rosa giraldii var. bidentata Yu et Ku


Description from Flora of China

A var. giraldii foliolis margine irregulariter duplicato-serratis, serraturis apice glandulosis, foliorum rhachidibus et foliolis subtus ad costam pubescentibus sparse glanduloisis et breve aculeatis, differt.

Leaflets abaxially along midvein pubescent, sparsely glandular, and shortly prickly, leaflet margin irregularly doubly serrate, teeth glandular apically.

Type: China. Shaanxi: Chang’an Xian, Zhongnan Shan, s.d., Anonymous s.n. (holotype, PE).

This variety was accepted in FRPS (p. 418), with the place of publication cited as “Bull. Bot. Res.[, Harbin] 1(4): 1981,” i.e., without a page number. The name was published nowhere in that journal, and no validating description, diagnosis, nor indication of type was included in FRPS. It is therefore validated here. One of us (Robertson) has seen no specimens of this variety.

Rocky slopes; ca. 1700 m. SC Shaanxi (Zhongnan Shan).


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