China Rose

Rosa Chinensis against a green background

Rosa chinensis

Synonyms:
Yue ji
Rosa_chinensis (Wikipedia)

Rosa chinensis
Rosa chinensis.jpg
A double-flowered cultivar
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Rosids
Order:Rosales
Family:Rosaceae
Genus:Rosa
Species:
R. chinensis
Binomial name
Rosa chinensis
Synonyms
  • Rosa bengalensis Pers.
  • Rosa diversifolia Vent.
  • Rosa indica auct. non L.
  • Rosa laurentiae Tratt.
  • Rosa lawranceana Sweet
  • Rosa longifolia Willd.
  • Rosa mutabilis Correvon
  • Rosa nankinensis Lour.
  • Rosa nanula Hoffmanns.
  • Rosa rouletii Correvon
  • Rosa semperflorens W.M.Curtis

Rosa chinensis (Chinese: 月季; pinyin: yuèjì), known commonly as the China rose or Chinese rose, alternatively known as Bengal rose or Bengal Crimson or Bengal Beauty is a member of the genus Rosa native to Southwest China in Guizhou, Hubei, and Sichuan Provinces. The first publication of Rosa chinensis was in 1768 by Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin in Observationum Botanicarum, 3, p. 7, p. 55.

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