Description from Flora of China
?Rosa henryi var. glandulosa Ze M. Wu & Z. L. Cheng; R. moschata Herrmann var. densa Vilmorin; R. paucispinosa H. L. Li.
Shrubs climbing, 3–8 m, with long repent branches. Branchlets purple-brown, terete, glabrous; prickles scattered, curved, to 3 mm, flat, gradually tapering to a broad base, or prickles absent. Leaves including petiole 9–14 cm; stipules mostly adnate to petiole, free parts lanceolate, glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent, margin entire, apex acuminate; rachis and petiole glabrous, sparsely shortly prickly; leaflets mostly 5, leaves near corymb often with 3 leaflets, oblong, ovate, elliptic, or elliptic-ovate, 3.5–9 × 1.5–5 cm, papery, both surfaces glabrous, abaxially with prominent midvein, base subrounded or broadly cuneate, margin acutely simply serrate, apex long acuminate or caudate. Flowers 5–15, 3–4 cm in diam., in umbel-like corymb 3–4 cm in diam.; pedicel 1.5–2 cm, glabrous, but shortly glandular-pubescent; bracts caducous, lanceolate. Hypanthium globose, glabrous, but shortly glandular-pubescent. Sepals 5, deciduous, lanceolate, abaxially subglabrous, sparsely glandular punctate, adaxially villous, margin few lobed, apex acuminate. Petals 5, white, fragrant, broadly obovate, abaxially glabrous, base broadly cuneate, apex emarginate. Styles connate into column, exserted, slightly longer than stamens, pubescent. Hip brown-red, subglobose, 8–10 mm in diam., shiny. Fl. Apr–Jul, fr. Jul–Sep.
Forest margins, thickets, scrub, valleys, farmland; 1700--2000 m. Anhui, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang.