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A shrub 4 to 8 ft high in the wild; prickles narrow, straight, slightly dilated at the base. Leaflets five to seven, elliptic or lanceolate, rarely obovate, to about 5⁄8 in. long, acute, downy beneath, obscurely toothed. Flowers up to seven or so in a corymbose cluster, pink, about 1 in. wide; pedicels slender, 1⁄2 to 5⁄8 in. long, clad like the receptacle with gland-tipped bristles. Sepals entire, abruptly narrowed at the apex, contracted at the base. Fruits orange-red or scarlet.
Native of W. Szechwan, where it is common in thickets at altitudes of 7,000 to 11,000 ft; discovered by A. E. Pratt and introduced by Wilson in 1903. A pretty rose, now uncommon in gardens, allied to R. davidii.