'R. bella' rose References
Newsletter (Aug 2016) Page(s) 21. Vol 27, No. 3.
Geoff Crowhurst. Wild Roses in Chengde.
Our group was fortunate to have a young Chinese man accompanying us, who had good knowledge of the flora, and carried a guide book which he consulted from time to time.....Plants of R. davurica and R. bella were located, but neither had come into flower...... R. bella is found in the northern parts of China and Inner Mongolia. Both the flowers and fruit have been used for medicinal purposes.
Article (magazine) (2007)
R. bella typical ploidy 4x
Book (1 May 2003)
Rosa bella Rehder & E. H. Wilson in Sargent, Pl. Wilson. 2: 341. 1915.
Shrubs 1–3 m tall. Branchlets terete, slender; prickles scattered, terete, straight or slightly curved, to 1 cm, abruptly tapering to base; old branches often densely bristly. Leaves including petiole 4–11 cm; stipules broad, mostly adnate to petiole, free parts ovate, glabrous, margin glandular serrate, apex acute; rachis and petiole glabrous or sparsely pubescent, prickly, or sparsely glandular and shortly prickly; leaflets 7–9, rarely 5; elliptic, ovate, or oblong, 1–3 × 0.6–2 cm, glabrous or abaxially along veins sparsely pubescent and glandular-pubescent, base subrounded, margin simply serrate, apex acute or rounded-obtuse. Flowers solitary, or 2 or 3 and fasciculate, 2–5 cm in diam.; pedicel 5–10 mm, stipitate glandular-pubescent or not; bracts ovate-lanceolate, glabrous, margin glandular serrate, apex acuminate. Hypanthium ellipsoid-ovoid. Sepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, leaflike, abaxially stipitate glandular, adaxially densely pubescent, margin entire. Petals 5, pink, obovate, base cuneate, apex emarginate. Styles free, much shorter than stamens, densely villous. Hip deep red, ellipsoid-ovoid, 1–1.5 cm in diam., with a short neck at apex, stipitate glandular or not, with persistent sepals. Fl. May–Jul, fr. Aug–Oct.
Scrub, bases of mountains, stream sides; ca. 1700 m. Hebei, Henan, Jilin, Nei Mongol, Shanxi.
Essential oils are extracted from the flowers, and the fruit are used to make jam. Both the flowers and fruit are used medicinally.
Book (Apr 1993) Page(s) 503.
R. bella Rehder & Wilson, Species, pink, Allied to R. moyesii; 1910. Description.
Book (1993) Page(s) 66. Includes photo(s).
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] A relative of Rosa moyesii from north-western China. Flowers: 2 in. across. Hips: 3/4 in. long. Raised at the Arnold Arboretum, Massachusetts, from seed collected by Purdom in c. 1914.
Book (1988) Page(s) 26.
Used by Ted Allen (Britain) for its qualities of vigour, hardiness, health and early bloom.
Book (1988) Page(s) 136.
location 146/13+16, R. bella Rehd. & Wils., CINNAMOMEAE, northern China, 1910, purple-pink, center lighter, single, fragrant, small-medium, solitary or cluster-flowered, floriferous, vigorous, upright, arching, branched, 2.5 m, few prickles, blue-green small-medium size matte foliage, 7-9 leaflets, orange to blood-red large matte-glossy glandular bottle-shaped fruit, upright sepals, fall off complete, many hips
Book (1988) Page(s) 25. Includes photo(s).
Rosa bella Rehder & Wilson. A spreading bush up to 3m high, with purplish bristly branches. Leaflets usually 7-9, shortly stalked, elliptic to ovate acute....simply serrate, with curved teeth...sometimes glandular on the ribs. Flowers bright pink, 4-5 cm in diameter, solitary or in groups of 2-3; pedicels up to 1cm long, with stalked glands. Hips elliptic ovate, to 2 cm long, glandular setose. Native to north-western China, collected in seed by Purdom in the mountains of north-west Shanxi and described from plant growing in the Arnold Arboretum in 1915. Close to both R. moyesii and R. sweginzowii but has undivided sepals, a slender bud and slender prickles. Similar also to R. webbiana which has rounded, not acute, leaflets.
Book (1984) Page(s) 110.
Rosa bella Rehd. & E.H.Wils. = Cinnamomeae. Chine septentrionale, introduit en 1910. Feuilles: 7 ou 9 folioles, elliptiques, bords à dents fines, ressemblant à celles de Rosa moyesii, mais plus petites. Fleurs: 4 à 5cm de diamètre, solitaires à ternées. Fruits: 1,80cm de longueur. Les tiges velues ont des aiguillons droits, en petit nombre, bleuâtres et lisses, sauf sur la nervure médiane qui est lisse. Les fleurs roses et parfumées s’épanouissent en juin; elles ont les pétales presque cordés, comme ceux de Rosa moyesii. Mais les fruits diffèrent sensiblement de ceux de cette espèce: ovoïdes, écarlate orangé, ils se terminent graduellement en pointe.
Book (1981) Page(s) 279.
R. bella Rehd. & Wils. Closely related to R. moyesii, but stems bristly, leaflets smaller, flowers pink; shrub to 2.5 m./8.3 ft. high, prickles less numerous, straight; leaflets 7-9, elliptic, glaucuous, bald, midrib beneath glandular, simply serrate; flowers 1-3, pink, scentless, 4-5 cn./1.6-2 in. across, June; petals obcordate, pedicels glandular-hispid, fruits ellipsoid or ovoid, tapering to the top, orange-scarlet, glandular-hispid. 2n=28. ..N. China. 1910.