Shrub to 5 m or so tall. Prickles few, hooked, in pairs at the nodes. Leaflets mostly 9-15, 2-3 cm long, ovate to obovate, hairless, teeth simple. Flowers to about 8 cm wide, single or rarely few, slightly fragrant, shades of pink. Styles free, not protruding. Fruit to 3 cm long, flattened, yellowy green, bristly.
Occasional garden escape on the N coast of NSW.
Source: (2002). Rosa. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.