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Rosa saturata Baker


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs 1–2 m tall. Branchlets erect or spreading, terete, glabrous, often densely bristly when old; prickles usually absent, or if present, straight, small. Leaves including petiole 7–16 cm; stipules broad, adnate to petiole to 2/3 part, free parts ovate, subglabrous, auriculate, margin entire, apex acute; rachis and petiole pubescent, sparsely small prickly; leaflets 7(–9), ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 2.5–6.5 × 1.5–4 cm, abaxially pubescent along veins or subglabrous, glandular punctate or not, with prominent midvein and lateral veins, adaxially glabrous, base subrounded or broadly cuneate, margin simply serrate or partly doubly serrate, apex acute or shortly acuminate. Flowers solitary, or 2(or 3), 3.5–5 cm in diam.; pedicel 1.5–2.5(–3) cm, glabrous or sparsely glandular-pubescent; bracts 1 or 2, ovate-lanceolate, large, 1.5–3 cm, apex caudate. Hypanthium ovoid, glabrous. Sepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, leaflike, abaxially subglabrous, adaxially densely pubescent, margin entire or sometimes sparsely serrate apically. Petals 5, red, obovate, base broadly cuneate, apex rounded-obtuse. Styles free, much shorter than stamens, densely pubescent. Hip deep red, ovoid, 1.5–2 cm in diam., glabrous, with persistent, erect sepals. Fl. Jun, fr. Jul–Oct.

Scrub, stream sides; 2200--2400 m. Hubei, Sichuan, Zhejiang.


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