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
Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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