Rosa roxburghii f. normalis Rehder & Wils.

Chestnut Rose

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.

W China.

Source: Adamson, S.; Bell, R.; Heathcote, R.; Hannemann, D.; Hannemann, F.; Huxley, I.; Newesteeg, J.; Spencer, R.; Sutherland, P. (2002). Rosa. In: Spencer, R.. 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.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Rosanae
order      Rosales
family       Rosaceae
genus        Rosa L.
species         Rosa roxburghii Tratt.