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'Green Calyx' rose References
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 77.  
[Listed as 'Viridiflora'] Description. In this rose the petals are entirely missing and have been replaced by numerous green sepals giving the effect of a green rose… a sport from the 'Old Blush China'. Introduced 1855.
Book  (1993)  Page(s) 104.  Includes photo(s).
('Viridiflora', 'Green Rose') A China. Known snce 1843. A sport of 'Old Blush' in which the sepals have prolierated at the expense of the petals.
Book  (Jun 1992)  Page(s) 34.  
Viridiflora ('The Green Rose') China. Bambridge & Harrison, 1855. Sport of R. chinensis 'Parsons' Pink'. [Author cites a great deal of information from different sources. From the Journal des Roses, the synonym 'Bengale à Fleurs Vertes'. A quote from Buist, "It was caught in Charleston, S.C., about 1833, and came to Baltimore through Mr. R. Halliday, from whom I obtained it, and presented two plants to my old friend Thomas Rivers in 1837.]
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 15.  
('Lü E'; 'Green Calyx') [its] modified leaves substitute for petals … left no descendant because it was a rose without a flower.
Book  (1988)  Page(s) 69.  Includes photo(s).
Website/Catalog  (1982)  Page(s) 40.  
Viridiflora (chinensis)  ‘The Green Rose’.  A strange rose - really a novelty or collector’s specimen. Disappointing flowers of a drab green, tinted brown, but very useful for flower arrangements. 1833 (C) 4 x 3’.
Book  (1940)  Page(s) 449.  
R. chinensis Jacq. .... R. c. viridiflòra (Lav.) Dipp., var. With monstrous green fls.; the petals transformed into small green lvs. F.S.11:1136(c). Orig. about 1855.
Magazine  (Apr 1938)  Page(s) 12.  
Rosa Viridiflora. Harrison 1856. Hauteur : 0 m. 50. Plante bizarre à fleurs vertes doubles.
Book  (1937)  Page(s) 80.  
viridiflora Dipp. China [ploidy] 14
Website/Catalog  (1936)  Page(s) 4.  
Viridiflora (Bambridge & Harrison 1856) Description.
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