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Chinese Plant Names | Family List | Rosaceae | Rosa

8. Rosa sect. Microphyllae Crépin, J. Hort. Soc. London. 11: 227. 1889.

小叶组 xiao ye zu

Description from Flora of China

Shrubs diffuse, with paired prickles below leaves. Leaflets 5–9; stipules adnate to petiole, narrow, with subulate auricles. Flowers 1 or 2 or in compound corymbs, with small deciduous bracts, or bracts absent. Hypanthium cupular, densely prickly. Sepals persistent, erect, pinnately lobed or entire. Carpels on projected torus at base of hypanthium; styles free, not exserted.

Three species: E Asia; three species (two endemic) in China.


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