R. acicularis nipponensis Willmott (non Crép.) (R. pendulina subsp Hurst) (Species) This tetraploid species should not be confused with the diploid Rosa acicularis var. nipponensis (Crep.) Koehne, which is more closely akin to R. rugosa.

Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, vol. 125 [ser. 3, vol. 55]: t. 7646 (1899)