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'Downy Rose' References
Book  (2018)  Page(s) 535.  
Rosa tomentosa Smith
...Europa, Caucasia, Libanon and Turkey. Grows in our country in southern Anatolia, Amanos mountains and Hatay....
Article (misc)  (2005)  Page(s) 111, Table 5-1.  
R. tomentosa : Pentaploid
Book  (2001)  Page(s) 534.  
Species group Rosa tomentosa Sm.
1-1.5 m high shrubs with straight or slightly curved, but never sickle-shaped prickles, to 1 cm, strongly expanded only at their base. 5-7 leaflets, oval glandular doubly serrated, both sides downy pubescent, grey-green beneath, with or without glands. Blooms light to dark red, diameter 3-4.5 cm. 2 petals foliaceous, 2 entire, one foliaceous one one side, upright or reflexed after blooming, mostly persistent, with many glands and glandular bristles. Fruit bright red, generally with glands and glandular bristles.

Rosa tomentosa Sm. Filzige Rose, Rosier tomenteux, Rosa tomentosa. Braches zig-zag-shaped. Prickles slightly curved. Generally no glands beneath the leaves. Sepals shorter than petals, reflexed or extended after blooming, fall off before ripening [of the fruit]. Pedicel generally 2-3 times as long as the fruit. June-July. Thickets, dry deciduous woods, hilly-mountaneous areas....2n=35.
Book  (2000)  Page(s) 236.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa tomentosa Sm. Filz-Rose. To 3 m. Upright, long canes. Prickles quite slim, slightly curved with expanded base. 5-7 leaflets, dark green, glossy. Leaflets more or less greyish, generally ovoid-lanceolate or elliptical, both sides downy to tomentose, without glands, sometimes with numerous grey or brown glands beneath, with none to mild resiny fragrance. Petals white to light pink, quite small foliaceous sepals, extended to (almost) fully reflexed after blooming, falling off latest after ripening of the fruit. Style channel narrower than 1 mm. Top of stigma more or less bouquet-like. Pedicel 1.5-2 times as long as the fruit, as a rule densely glandular.
Book  (May 1998)  Page(s) 152, 153.  Includes photo(s).
Rosa tomentosa ('Downy Rose') Description... Flowers pale pink... Common in the forest of Fontainebleau, this rose was also discovered in woods at Meudon near Paris in 1817 by Mlle Joséphine Redouté, where it had escaped the notice of Thuillier who perhaps regarded it as a mere variety of R. villosa...
Website/Catalog  (1984)  
R. tomentosa Smith 2n=35
Book  (1976)  Page(s) 176-177.  
Botanical roses on the territory of the USSR, whose independence requires precising...
R. cuspidata M. B. - according to Chrshanowskii this species is also found in Georgia. It is not mentioned in "Flora of Georgia"; also not mentioned in "Flora of the Caucasus" of Grossheim, according to Juseptschuk a synonym for R. tomentosa Sm., needs still to be clarifies. According to McFarlane a synonym of R. tomentosa, according to Rehder R. tomentosa.
Book  (1976)  Page(s) 176.  
Botanical roses on the territory of the USSR, whose independence requires precising...
R. borystenica Chrshan. - according to Chrshanowskii very similar to R. ciesielskii Blocki and partly to R. lazarenkoi Chrshan. ("even a such stable characteristic as the prickles, which very seldom tend to be variable, although they are always paired"). According to "Flora Europa" a synonym of R. tomentosa Sm.

R. ciesielskii Blocki - according to Chrshanowskii southern botanical-geographical "replacement race" of R. coriifolia Fries n the southern slopes of the Carpathian mountains. According to "Flora Europa" R. tomentosa Sm.
Book  (1937)  Page(s) 79.  
tomentosa Smith (can. vestit.) [ploidy] 35 ([thereof univalents:] 21)
Book  (1937)  Page(s) 69.  
cuspidatoides R. Kell. (variety of tomentosa Smith) [ploidy] 35 ([thereof univalents¨:] 21)
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