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'Austrian Briar' rose References
Book  (Sep 1993)  Page(s) 133.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Apr 1993)  Page(s) 506.  
R. foetida Hermann Species, medium yellow, ('Austrian Briar'; 'Austrian Brier Rose'; 'Austrian Yellow Rose'; et al) Possibly introduced prior to 1542. Description.
Book  (Feb 1993)  Page(s) 31.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 64.  Includes photo(s).
[Listed under "Wild Roses and Their Cultivars"] ('Austrian Briar', Rosa foetida) England, late 16th century. Origin unknown. Summer flowering. Liable to black spot in dank gardens. Height: 8 ft. The flowers are said to be unpleasantly scented, of bed bugs.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 171.  
Rössig discusses Rosa foetida (as Rosa cerea)...
Book  (May 1992)  Page(s) 7.  Includes photo(s).
Book  (Aug 1990)  Page(s) 57.  
often called Austrian Brier or Austrian Yellow because it was known in Austria in the sixteenth century
Article (magazine)  (1988)  Page(s) 24-25.  
...The highest Yellow values are found in R. ecae and R. foetida. Their almost spectrally pure Yellow is not yet attained by any hybrid...
[Colour description according to the CIELAB colour space (petal inside): L* = Lightness, a* = red-green axis, b* = yellow-blue axis]
Rosa foetida (bright yellow), L* 82-84, a* -4 to +3, b* 95-103
Article (magazine)  (1988)  Page(s) 63-64.  Includes photo(s).
There are no traces of anthocyanides in the single-blooming R. foetida Herrm. (= R. lutea Miller). The blooms contain a very high concentration of carotenoids (150 mg%). The construction is very complex. More than 40 components could be identified. All stages of carotenoid-synthesis and transformation are present, with an unusual emphasis on stages V and VI (in total 87%). The intensive yellow colour is now determined by Violaxanthine (60%) and 27% by its somewhat lighter transformation products. The colour corresponds very well to those of the yellow violets and the blooms of forsythias, which also contain a lot of Violaxanthine.....In summary we want to mention the changes which the crossing of R. foetida has brought: It is mainly an acceleration of all biogenesis steps which lead to Violaxanthine and Auroxanthine. Accordingly, the colourless carotenoids are transformed rapidly into the coloured ones via the introduction of many conjugated double bonds and then cyclised, oxydated and epoxyed. The colour moves first into the orange-region, but ends finally in purest yellow.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 150.  
location 171/1+2, 171a, 216a; R. foetida Herrm. (R. lutea Miller), FUCHSROSE, AUSTRIAN BRIER, AUSTRIAN YELLOW ROSE, PIMPINELLIFOLIAE, Anatolia, Persia, Afghanistan, northwest Himalaya, 1583, deep yellow, single, medium, unpleasant fragrance, vigorous, upright, arching, branched, 1.5-2 m, dark green small matte-glossy foliage, 5 leaflets, brick-red medium size rounded fruit
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