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Rosa tibetica Yu et Ku


Description from Flora of China

Shrubs small. Branchlets slightly curved, glabrous; prickles scattered or in pairs, yellowish, straight, often intermixed with bristles. Leaves including petiole ca. 4 cm; stipules mostly adnate to petiole, free parts ovate, margin glandular-pubescent, apex acute; rachis and petiole sparsely glandular-pubescent and shortly prickly; leaflets 5–7, oblong, 1–1.3 × 0.5–0.8 cm, abaxially glandular-pubescent, with prominent midvein and lateral veins, adaxially glabrous, base subrounded or broadly cuneate, margin doubly serrate, teeth often glandular apically, apex rounded-obtuse. Flower solitary, 3.5–4 cm in diam.; pedicel ca. 2 cm, glabrous; bracts ovate, ca. 1.5 cm, abaxially and margin glandular-pubescent, 3-lobed at apex. Hypanthium ovoid, glabrous. Sepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, abaxially subglabrous, adaxially densely pubescent, margin entire or inconspicuously serrate near apex, apex caudate. Petals 5, white, slightly broadly obovate, base cuneate, apex rounded-obtuse. Styles free, slightly exserted, shorter than stamens, densely white villous. Hip red-brown, ovoid or globose, 1–1.2 cm in diam., glabrous and smooth, with persistent, erect sepals. Fl. Jul–Aug, fr. Aug–Oct.

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

Coniferous forests, secondary Populus-Betula forests; 3800--4000 m. S Xizang.


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Flora of China  
  • Flora of China Illustrations vol. 9, fig. 144, 4-6
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