Rosaceae Week: Rosa macrophylla from Gulmarg, Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Oct 6, 2011, 9:52:13 PM10/6/11
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Rosa macrophylla Lindl., Ros. Monogr. 335. t. 6. 1820.


Shrub with yellowish-brown twigs; prickles uniform, usually in pairs at the base of leaves, straight or or ascending, absent on flowering stems; leaves with  leaflets 9-11, simply or doubly serrulate, 1.5-5 cm long, elliptic or lanceolate; terminal leaflet with more than 8 lateral veins; flowers solitary or 2-3 in a cluster, 3-5 cm diam., red or pink, pedicel as long or longer than fruit, thin, often with stalked glands; sepals entire, long, dilated at apex, persistent; hip oblong-ovoid, 2.5-3 cm long,  with distinct neck, densely covered with stalked glands, rarely smooth, red when mature.

Photographed from Gulmarg Kashmir in last week of June
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Balkar Singh

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Oct 6, 2011, 9:57:55 PM10/6/11
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Sir Nice Series on Rosa.
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Dr Balkar Singh
Head, Deptt. of Botany and Biotechnology
Arya P G College, Panipat
Haryana-132103
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