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A Note on Rosa Hirsuta, Sp. Nov. and Four other Endemic Taxa of Rosa L. in the Indian Flora


During our revisionary studies on the genus Rosa L., 31 taxa comprising 24 species and seven additional infraspecific units, are sorted out occurring indigenously or as naturalized elements within the political boundary of India. Of these, five taxa, including a new species described here, are endemic to India proper. The correct name of the taxon with reference to pertinent literature and relevant synonyms, if any, is followed by a short description with diagnostic features and citation of types and representative specimens studied in CAL, distributional range of the taxon in India. is also indicated.


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