Himalayan Musk Rose
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Himalayan Musk Rose
ative Photo: Tabish
Common name: Himalayan Musk Rose • Nepali: भैँसी काँडा Bhainsee Kaandaa • Urdu: Tarni, Chal
Botanical name: Rosa brunonii    Family: Rosaceae (Rose family)
Synonyms: Rosa clavigera, Rosa pubescens, Rosa moschata var. nepalensis

Himalayan Musk Rose is a stout climber with small curved prickles. Leaves are compound with 5-7 elliptic to oblong-lancelike and finely toothed. Beautiful, fragrant, white flowers consist of 5 petals forming a single cup. Flowers occur in clusers at the end of branches. Styles merge into a column, exserted, emerges out of the spreading numerous yellow stamens. Fruit purple-brown or dark red, ovoid, 1 cm in diameter, smooth, shiny.

Identification credit: Tabish Photographed at Shirui Hill, Ukhrul, Manipur & Govindghat-Ghangria route, Uttarakhand.
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