Rosa abyssinica

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Rosa abyssinica R.Br. ex Lindl.

Rosaceae

Life form: climber

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: dry bis Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam - Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: lanceolate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: hip

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Inflorescence: corymb

Petals: single
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales

Rosa abyssinica is a climber.

Naming

Rosa abyssinica was described by Robert Brown. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Rosa abyssinica is a species in the genus Rosa which contains approximately 180 to 623 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The climbers reach heights of 50 to 700 centimetres.

Leaves

Rosa abyssinica is evergreen. The green, imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The lanceolate leaflets are serrulate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rosa abyssinica produces corymbs of white five-stellate flowers.

The climbers carry orange hips.

Root System

Distribution

Rosa abyssinica is native to Ethiopia.

Cultivation

The climbers prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on dry to moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy-loamy or gritty-loamy soil.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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