31. Rosa hezhangensis T. L. Xu, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 38: 74. 2000.
赫章蔷薇 he zhang qiang wei
Shrubs low, ca. 1 m tall. Branches terete, glabrous, densely prickly; prickles broad, turgid at base. Leaves 4–8 cm including petiole; stipules mostly adnate to petiole, free parts auriculate or ovate-lanceolate, glabrous, margin glandular serrate, apex acuminate; leaflets (5–)9, pale green abaxially, deep green adaxially, ovate or oblong, 0.8–2 × 0.4–1 cm, abaxially pubescent and glandular punctate, adaxially glabrous, midvein and other veins prominent, base subrounded or broadly cuneate, margin doubly serrate, apex obtuse or acute. Flowers 3–5 in a corymb, rarely solitary; pedicel 0.8–2 cm, stipitate glandular; bracts 3–5, broadly ovate, glabrous, margin glandular serrate, apex acuminate. Hypanthium ellipsoid or ovoid. Sepals ovate-lanceolate, abaxially glandular pilose, adaxially densely yellowish tomentose, margin entire, apex acute or acuminate. Petals unknown. Stamens numerous. Styles free, shorter than stamens, densely white pubescent at base. Hip red, ovoid-globose, 0.7–1.1 cm in diam., apex with a short neck and persistent, erect sepals; pedicel to 2.2 cm, stipitate glandular. Fr. Oct.
2400--2800 m. W Guizhou (Hezhang Xian).
One of us (Robertson) has seen no specimens of this species.