3389.000 Rosa L.

Description of the genus

Shrubs. Stems usually prickly. Stipules usually adnate to petiole. Leaves imparipinnate. Inflorescence terminal. Flowers (4-)5-merous, solitary or in corymbs. Hypanthium urceolate, becoming coloured and fleshy in fruit. Stamens and carpels numerous; ovules 1. Fruit composed of numerous achenes enclosed in the hypanthium.

Worldwide: 100 - 150 species, northern temperate to tropical mountains

Zimbabwe: 3 cultivated taxa.

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banksiae W.T. Aiton
laevigata Michx.
sp. (cultivar)

Other sources of information about Rosa:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Rosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rosa

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rosa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rosa
Wikipedia: Rosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rosa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=659, retrieved 29 September 2022

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