Rosa stellata subsp. mirifica

(Greene) W. H. Lewis

Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 52: 111. 1965.

Common names: Wonderful rose
Endemic
Basionym: Rosa mirifica Greene Leafl. Bot. Observ. Crit. 2: 62. 1910
Synonyms: Hesperhodos mirificus (Greene) Cockerell R. stellata var. mirifica (Greene) Cockerell R. vernonii
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 9. Treatment on page 81. Mentioned on page 80.

Stems erect, 10–15 dm; distal branches usually glabrous, rarely with stellate hairs, usually stipitate-glandular; infrastipular prickles paired, 10–12 × 3–4 mm, internodal prickles and aciculi mixed with sessile and stipitate-glands. Leaves: stipules 8 × 2 mm, margins entire, sessile-glandular, glands sparse, auricles not notably foliaceous; petiole and rachis glabrous or puberulent; leaflets (3–) 5, terminal: petiolule 1.5–2 mm, blade deltate, margins 1-serrate, teeth 4–6 per side, abaxial surfaces glabrous or tomentulose on midveins and elsewhere, adaxial dull. Flowers 4 cm diam.; hypanthium setose, setae 1.5–3 mm; sepals 16–20 × 5 mm; petals pink. Hips broadly subglobose, 9–15 mm diam., densely setose.


Phenology: Flowering May–Sep.
Habitat: Igneous or limestone cliffs, arroyos, edges of pinyon pine woods, along streams, roads, openings in pine-juniper woods, rocky north slopes
Elevation: 1700–2300 m

Discussion

Subspecies mirifica occurs to the east of subsp. stellata in the Sacramento and White mountains of Otero County, New Mexico, to Culberson and Hudspeth counties in the Guadalupe and Eagle mountains of western Texas, where it is found on Permian limestone.

Within subsp. mirifica is var. erlansoniae W. H. Lewis (Erlanson rose) having floral branches flexuous at stem nodes, devoid of internodal prickles or nearly so, sepals entire rather than pinnatifid as in var. mirifica, leaflets and stems glabrous, and pedicels eglandular and glabrous; var. erlansoniae is known only from the Guadalupe Mountains of western Texas (W. H. Lewis 1965).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

"dm" is not declared as a valid unit of measurement for this property.

tomentulose +  and glabrous +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
terete-elongate +
tomentulose +  and glabrous +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Walter H. Lewis +, Barbara Ertter +  and Anne Bruneau +
(Greene) W. H. Lewis +
gray +, red +  and brown +
exfoliating +
compound +  and simple +
opposite +  and alternate +
cuneate +
Rosa mirifica +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
lustrous +  and dull +
smooth +  and rugose +
deltate +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
5mm +  and 13mm +
free +  and distinct +
Wonderful rose +
stipitate-glandular +  and glabrous +
N.Mex. +  and Tex. +
not +  and aggregated +
1700–2300 m +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (?) +
2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br /> (5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br />) +
not +  and aggregated +
eglandular +  and glandular +
urceolate +, pyriform +, oblong +, ellipsoid +, ovoid-obovoid +  and globose +
Igneous or limestone cliffs, arroyos, edges of pinyon pine woods, along streams, roads, openings in pine-juniper woods, rocky north slopes +
stipitate-glandular +  and glabrous +
1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
subglobose +
leathery +  and hard +
0.9 cm9 mm <br />0.009 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
purplish black +, purplish red +, orange-red +  and red +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
leathery +  and fleshy +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
crassinucellate +
3-foliate +  and compound +
deciduous +
1.5cm +  and 3cm +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
petiolulate +  and subsessile +
elliptic +  and obovate more or less oblong obovate-elliptic lanceolate-elliptic or obovate-oblong +
lanceolate +
1-serrate +  and entire +
multi-crenate +
distinct +
inferior +  and superior +
clustered +, biseriate +  and superposed +
glabrous +, pubescent +  and setose +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
free +  and distinct +
1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
1.4 cm14 mm <br />0.014 m <br /> (2.5 cm25 mm <br />0.025 m <br />) +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
Flowering May–Sep. +
adnate +, free +, connate +  and distinct +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.2 cm12 mm <br />0.012 m <br />) +
0.05 cm0.5 mm <br />5.0e-4 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. +
puberulent +  and glabrous +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (?) +
not arillate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
persistent +
free +  and distinct +
ovatelanceolate +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (?) +
eglandular +, sessile-glandular +  and stipitate +
stipitate-glandular +, glabrous +, puberulent +  and pubescent +
subulate +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
rarely densely puberulent +  and tomentose +
free +  and distinct +
branched +  and simple +
procumbent +  and climbing +
1 +  and 20 +
caducous +  and persistent +
8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br /> (?) +
eglandular +, glandular +  and dentate +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (?) +
0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
persistent +
not elongate +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br />) +
glandular +, eglandular +  and sessile +
tomentulose +, stipitate-glandular +  and glabrous +
Hesperhodos mirificus +, R. stellata var. mirifica +  and R. vernonii +
Rosa stellata subsp. mirifica +
Rosa stellata +
subspecies +
3mm +  and 5mm +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
4 +  and 6 +
inconspicuous +
enlarged +  and small +