Rosa sulphurea Aiton


Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rosa

History: 

Published in Hortus Kew. 2: 201 in 1789.

The name is not listed in PlantList or Tropicos.

GRIN notes that it is a synonym of Rosa hemisphaerica Herrm.

Also published in Bot. Reg. 1: 46 in 1815.

From Bot. Reg. He (Parkinson) tells us it was first introduced from Constantinople by a merchant of the name of Lete, that with him it failed; and was again imported from the same place by a merchant, called Franqueville, with whom it prospered; and to whom we probably owe the stock now in our gardens. Miller, who is at fault throughout in regard to this plant, asserts that it was brought by the French from Canada; if so, it must have been first carried there. Some old books attribute the yellow colour of the flower to a rose having been ingrafted on a stock of the Broom-plant!

Other names listed in Bot. Reg.:

Rosa lutea Mill. - synonym of Rosa foetida Herrm.

Rosa glaucophylla Ehrh. - synonym of Rosa hemisphaerica Herrm.

Rosa hemisphaerica Herrm. - listed by GRIN as the accepted name.


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