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Rosa lichiangensis Yu et Ku


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs climbing, ca. 2 m tall. Branchlets terete, slender; prickles scattered, slightly curved, short, stout. Leaves including petiole 3–5 cm; stipules mostly adnate to petiole, free parts lanceolate, abaxially pubescent, margin entire, often sparsely glandular-pubescent, apex long acuminate; rachis and petiole pubescent and sparsely shortly prickly; leaflets 3–5(–7), elliptic or obovate, 1–2.3 × 0.5–1.3 cm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially sparsely pubescent or glabrous, base cuneate or broadly cuneate, rarely subrounded, margin simply serrate, teeth often glandular apically when young, apex acute or rounded-obtuse. Flowers 2–4 in umbel-like corymb, 2.5–3 cm in diam.; pedicel 1–1.5 cm, glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent; bracts unknown. Hypanthium obovate-oblong, abaxially glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent. Sepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, abaxially glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent, adaxially densely pubescent, margin glandular-pubescent, often with 2–4 linear lobes, apex long acuminate. Petals 5, pink, obovate, base broadly cuneate, apex emarginate. Styles connate in column, exserted, nearly equaling stamens, densely pubescent. Hip unknown.

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

Scrub. NW Yunnan (Lijiang Naxizu Zizhixian).


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