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Rosa praelucens Byhouwer


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 2–3 m tall. Branchlets purple-brown, terete, robust; prickles few, scattered, straight or curved at tip, to 1.5 cm, robust, flat, gradually tapering to base to 2 cm across. Leaves including petiole 5–13(–20) cm; stipules mostly adnate to petiole, free parts triangular or lanceolate, both surfaces pubescent, margin glandular-pubescent, apex acuminate; rachis and petioles tomentose, sparsely shortly prickly; leaflets 7–13, obovate or elliptic, 1–3.5(–6) × 0.7–1.2(–2.3) cm, both surfaces densely puberulous, abaxially villous along veins, base rounded or broadly cuneate, margin simply serrate in upper 1/2, or inconspicuously doubly serrate, apex rounded-obtuse or acute. Flower solitary, (5–)8–9 cm in diam.; pedicel 3–6 cm, tomentose, sometimes sparsely glandular-pubescent; bracts at base, leaflike. Hypanthium depressed-globose, pubescent, glandular bristly. Sepals 5, slightly shorter than petals, ovate-lanceolate, leaflike, both surfaces tomentose-villous, sometimes abaxially glandular bristly at base, margin entire. Petals 5, red, broadly obovate, base broadly cuneate, apex rounded or emarginate. Carpels on projected torus at base of hypanthium; styles free, not exserted, shorter than stamens, densely villous. Hip green-brown, depressed-globose, 1–1.5 cm in diam., sparsely glandular prickly, with persistent, erect sepals. Fl. Jun–Jul.

Woods on open slopes; 2700--3000 m. NW Yunnan (Zhongdian Xian).


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