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60b. Rosa multiflora var. cathayensis Rehder & E. H. Wilson in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 304. 1915.

粉团蔷薇 fen tuan qiang wei

Rosa calva (Franchet & Savatier) Boulenger var. cathayensis (Rehder & E. H. Wilson) Boulenger; R. cathayensis (Rehder & E. H. Wilson) L. H. Bailey; R. gentiliana H. Léveillé & Vaniot; R. kwangsiensis H. L. Li; R. macrophylla Lindley var. hypoleuca H. Léveillé; R. multiflora var. gentiliana (H. Léveillé & Vaniot) T. T. Yü & H. T. Tsai.

Flowers to 4 cm in diam. Petals pink. 2n = 14*, 28*.

Thickets, scrub, slopes, river sides; 300--2000 m. Anhui, Fujian, S Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, S Hebei, Henan, Hunan, Jiangxi, S Shaanxi, S Shandong, Zhejiang.

The root, which contains 23–25% tannin, is used for tanning. The fresh flowers, from which essential oils can be extracted, are used in the cosmetic industry. The roots, leaves, flowers, and seeds are all used medicinally.


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