The wild rose genus is very large and includes around 200 species, which grow in temperate and subtropical areas of the northern hemisphere to tropical Asia. Only one species also grows in tropical Africa. Wild roses are predominantly deciduous and rarely evergreen shrubs, they can be climbers and are more or less thorny. Only a bit over a tenth of them grow in Slovenia, but despite that, identifying and determining them is no easier. In fact, it might be even more difficult, because Slovenia is actually a windy country, where the influences of the Alps, the Adriatic Sea (the Mediterranean), the Pannonic Plain and the Dinaric Mountains, extending along the Balkan Peninsula, are joined. There is a great interspecies diversity in various genera that are widespread in Slovenia, and it is even more pronounced with wild roses. On a very small area of 20,256 km2, there are around 3,500 different plant species, which puts Slovenia among floristically very rich areas. Some even call it the hotspot of Europe. Wild roses and their intraspecies and interspecies diversity definitely belong at the very top of diversity. They are present in every phytogeographic area of Slovenia, which further contributes to their diversity.

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Wild roses, diversity in Slovenia, Rosa

Wild roses, diversity in Slovenia, Rosa

Wild roses, diversity in Slovenia, Rosa

Wild roses, diversity in Slovenia, Rosa

Wild roses, diversity in Slovenia, Rosa

INDEX

Dedication ... 11
Recension ... 13
Foreword ... 19
Introduction ... 25
Description of the genus ... 29
Systematics of wild roses ... 35
Descriptions of species growing in Slovenia ... 43
Descriptions of species ... 49
1. Rosa abietina Gren. ex H. Christ – Pine Rose ... 51
2. Rosa agrestis Savi – Small-leaved Sweet-briar ... 55
3. Rosa x andegavensis Bast. ... 59
4. Rosa arvensis Huds. – Field Rose ... 63
5. Rosa balsamica Besser ... 67
6. Rosa caesia Sm. – Leatherleaf Rose ... 71
7. Rosa canina L. s. str. – Dog Rose, Briar Rose, Dog Briar ... 75
8. Rosa corymbifera Borkh. – Corymb Rose ... 79
9. Rosa x dumalis Bechst. – Glaucous Dog Rose ... 83
10. Rosa elliptica Tausch ... 87
11. Rosa gallica L. – Gallic rose, French rose, Rose of Provins ... 91
12. Rosa glauca Pourr. – Redleaf Rose ... 95
13. Rosa majalis Herrm. – Cinnamon Rose ... 99
14. Rosa marginata Wallr. ... 103
15. Rosa micrantha Sm. – Small-flowered Sweet-briar Rose ... 107
16. Rosa multiflora Thunb. – Multiflora Rose, Rambler Rose, Wreath Rose ... 111
17. Rosa x nitidula Besser ... 115
18. Rosa pendulina L. – Alpine Rose ... 119
19. Rosa rubiginosa L. – Sweet Briar, Sweetbriar Rose, Sweet Brier, Eglantine ... 123
20. Rosa rugosa Thunb. – Rugosa Rose, Beach Rose ... 127
21. Rosa sempervirens L. – Evergreen Rose ... 131
22. Rosa spinosissima L. – Scotch Rose, Burnet Rose ... 135
23. Rosa squarrosa (A. Rau) Boreau ... 139
24. Rosa subcanina (H. Christ) Vuk. ... 143
25. Rosa tomentosa Sm. – Whitewoolly Rose, Harsh Downy-rose ... 147
26. Rosa villosa L. – Apple Rose ... 151
Key for determining Rosa L. species – wild rose ... 155
Hybrids and peculiarities ... 171
Pollination and dissemination of wild roses ... 179
Ecology of wild roses ... 187
The nature teaches us how to prune wild roses ... 191
Ethnobotany of wild roses ... 195
Conclusion ... 209
Acknowledgements ... 212
References ... 213
Subject index ... 220
Subject index of common names ... 223

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