Common name: Macartney Rose
Rosa bracteata J.C.Wendl. APNI*
Description: Shrub with looping or scrambling stems, branches densely hairy, very prickly with strong, hooked prickles.
Leaves 5–9-foliolate; leaflets obovate to elliptic, 10–35 mm long, 5–20 mm wide, margins finely toothed to crenate, glabrous or with a few hairs, especially on the midrib.
Flowers 1-few together, each 5–7 cm diam., white, closely subtended by large pubescent bracts. Hip globose, 20–30 mm long, densely hairy, prickles absent.
Distribution and occurrence: Cultivated, sometimes naturalized. Native of China.
NSW subdivisions: *NC, *CC, *NT, *SWS
Other Australian states: *Qld
Text by G. J. Harden & A. N. Rodd
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 1 (1990)
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