'White Banksia' rose References
Article (misc) (Jun 2007)
R.banksiae .... again is an introduced rose, native to southern China, but well adapted to Indian conditions. In the Himalayas it is common in gardens near towns like Shimla and is a very popular plant in the Palni Hills and Nilgiri Mountains of southern India.
It is an extensive climbing bush capable of reaching roof tops. The branches are unarmed.
Book (May 2003)
Rosa banksiae W. T. Aiton
Flora of China considers R. banksiae var. alboplena Rehder a synonym and lists two varieties of this large, evergreen climbing shrub
Rosa banksiae var. banksiae, with non-fragrant double or semi-double flowers
Rosa banksiae var. normalis Regel, with single flowers.
Book (2002) Page(s) 84.
R. banksiae Species, white. Rated 8.2
Book (2002) Page(s) 84.
R. banksiae banksiae Species, white, double, 1807. Rated 9.4
Book (2001) Page(s) 450.
Rosa banksiae Aiton, Hort. kew. ed. 2, 3 (1811) 258.
Rosa inermis Roxb., Fl. Ind. ed. 2, 2 (1832) 516, non Mill. (1767), nec Bosc (1821), nec Luce (1823); R. banksiae var. alboplena Rehder ex L.H. Bailey, Stand. cycl. hort. 5 (1916) 2988.
Banksian rose; German Banks Rose; phuang roi (Thailand).
Cultivated in India and in central Iraq.
The cortex of the root is used for tanning; roots and leaves are drugs in India and China and used in the folk medicine.
Ref.: Ghora & Panigrahi 1995, 481 pp.; Husain & Kasim 1975, 275 pp.; Wealth of India 9, 1972.
Book (2001) Page(s) 379.
Plant Introductions in the period 1800-1899
1807 Rosa banksiae 'Alba Plena' (syn. R. banksiae 'Alba', R. banksiae 'Alba Plenia') Double White Banksian, Banksia Rose. China.
Book (2000) Page(s) 48.
Rosa banksiae banksiae (syn ‘Banksiae Alba’, ‘Lady Banksia Snowflake’, Rosa banksiae alba plena, ‘White Lady Banks’) a été introduit en 1807; forme cultivée de l’espèce sauvage, il n’en diffère que par ses fleurs doubles, blanches également.
Book (1999) Page(s) 772. Includes photo(s).
Rosa Banksiae thornless stems... The sweetly scented, double white flowers appear in spring in clusters of 3 to 7 flowers. The hips, borne rarely, are small and dull red...
Book (Nov 1998) Page(s) 13.
R. banksiae banksiae A natural mutation of R. banksiae. FLowers: double, white, clusters...
Book (May 1998) Page(s) 156-157. Includes photo(s).
Rosa banksiae ('Lady Bank's Rose') Description... Flowers small, with a sweet penetrating scent like violets... petals 4-5-seriate, pure clear white, those at the centre curled and crumpled... This rose was imported from China in 1807 to England and is dedicated to Lady Banks, wife of the Illustrious Banks who was one of the scientists on Captain Cook's expedition. Boursault brougth it to France in 1817 and grew it planted out in peaty soil in his magnificent temperate house where it exceeded 13 m. One of its flower bouquets served as a model for [Redouté's] painting...