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'Rosa villosa L.' rose Reviews & Comments
Discussion id : 91-326
most recent 6 MAR 16 HIDE POSTS
Initial post 6 MAR 16 by true-blue
R. villosa, a dwarf species, 0.3-1.5 m high, with pink and sometimes white flowers, solitary or in corymbs; habitat: localities in Azerbaijan, Hamadān, and Baḵtiāri (Ḵātamsāz, p. 56). It is not recorded by Zieliński.
Discussion id : 74-519
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Initial post 13 OCT 13 by Unregistered Guest
Available from - High Country Roses Listed as _Rosa Pomifera_
Discussion id : 19-740
most recent 20 APR 11 SHOW ALL
Initial post 19 JUN 07 by Cavallo
One of the photos from Gifu, Japan shows a nameplate, presumably from some public garden somewhere, which claims that R. pomifera is a hybrid of R. glauca and R. rugosa. Someone in Japan seems quite convinced, but I can't seem to find any other mention of this. How likely is it? Shouldn't such a cross be sterile?
Reply #1 of 4 posted 7 JUN 10 by Michael Garhart
There are already glauca/rugosa hybrids. See 'Carmenetta'. It is definitely not sterile. I doubt that R. pomifera is a hybrid of these two species.
Reply #2 of 4 posted 7 JUN 10 by Cavallo
Yeah - my ideas about sterility have changed since 2007. :)
Reply #3 of 4 posted 20 APR 11 by Hardy
Since r. pomifera/villosa is shown on HMF using European illustrations from the 1500s and 1600s, I'd be interested to know how an east Asian rugosa (first introduced in Europe in the 1790s,) managed to cross with (European) rosa glauca, when their native ranges are separated by thousands of miles. Crossing would presumably have had to occur when the roses had overlapping ranges, but I know of no reason to think that they ever overlapped. Absent compelling DNA evidence, I'm very skeptical.
Reply #4 of 4 posted 20 APR 11 by Cavallo
Excellent point. I should have thought of that.
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