The Journal of the Linnean Society. Botany. 18: 54-55 (1881)
On the Flora of the Kuram Valley, &c, Afghanistan.
J. E. T. Aitchison, F.L.S.

333 Rosa damascena, Mill.
In all gardens, cultivated for ornament, not for rose-water; June.

326. R. Eglanteria, L.
In hedges around gardens and at holy shrines; Biankhel, Shalizan; May and June.

309. R. anserinaefolia, Crepin (non Boiss.).
From the vicinity of Shalizan; profuse near streams, not cultivated. Briar-scented.

  0. R. anserinaefoliae, Boiss., var. cabulica= Griffith, Afghan, no. 1203. Sergal at 8500 feet, common. Indigenous.

398. R. macrophylla, Lindl.
More commonly met with in the interior of the hills, or at 8500 feet, along the Hariáb district.

343. R. Webbiana, Wall.
A small erect shrub in dry stony localities, chiefly Hariáb district, but also occasional in the fan country about Shalizan; June.

472. R. moschata, Mill.
Occurs not rarely about 7000 feet in wooded localities and in the vicinity of water, climbing over trees and covering them with a sheet of blossom; flowers in June. Is also cultivated.

 04. R. canina, L., var.
Very common in hedgerows; flowers in May.

425. R. canina, L., var.
Shálizán; May.

165. R. Ecae, Aitchison, MSS., 11, sp. Humilis, ramosissima, aculeatissima, aculeis in ramis floriferis homomorphis rectis rigidis basi valde dilatatis, foliis parvulis 5-9-foliolatis parce glandulosis, floribus aureis solitariis infra 1 poll, diametro, fructn globoso glabro nitido laciniis calycis reflexis coronato.

Frutex erectus, 3-4-pedalis, ramosissimus, aculeatissimus, rarais graciliusculis, junioribus ruberrimis,glabris; aculeis in ramis floriferis homomorphis, confertis, rectis, rigidis, basi valde dilatatis, primum ruberrimis, usque ad semipollicaribus. Folia in ramulis lateralibus brevissimis unifloris conferta, 6-12 lineas longa, 5-9-foliolata, subtus praecipue parce glandulosa; foliola subcoriacea, ovato-oblonga obovata vel interdum fere rotundata, 2-3 lineas longa, serrulato-dentata; stipulae inconspicuse. Flores aurei, vix 1 poll, diametro, breviter pedunculati; calycis segmenta lanceolata, integerrima, vel apicem versus interdum paucidentata, reflexa, petala fere aequantia, extus primum glandulosa, intus albo-villosa; petala obovato-oblonga basi lata; achamia villosissima, stylis liberis apice tantum glabris. Fructus globosus, 3-4 lineas diametro, glaber, nitidus, laciniis calycinis reflexis coronatus, graciliter pedunculatus.

A very distinct species, remarkable for the small size of its yellow flowers and for the very broad bases of its homomorphous prickles, resembling closely in this respect the Central-Asian R. platyacantha, Schrenck. It differs from the section Eglanteriae, as defined by Boissier, 'Flora Orientalis,' ii. p. 669, in not having dimorphic spines, and appears to be intermediate between the Eglanteriae and Boissier's section Elymaiticae.

A small erect stiff shrub; stems covered with extremely numerous straight prickles varying in size; leaflets 5 to 9, very small; flowers yellow, scarcely 1 inch in diameter; fruit small, globose, reddish, erect. A very common and characteristic shrub from Habíbkalla to Alikhél, forming, with Amygdalus eburnea, the greater part of the scrub on the stony ridges of the Hariáb district. Named after Mrs. Aitchison.

The Journal of the Linnean Society. Botany. 19: 161 (1882)
J. E. T. Aitchison, F.L.S.

* M. Fr. Crépin, Director of the Brussels Botanic Garden, who has made a special study of
Asiatic roses, has obligingly communicated his determinations of my Afghan species.

41, 158, 178, 274=309 (1879). Rosa Beggeriana, Schrenk, var. a. genuina, Crépin *. (Plate VII. figs. 1-3.)

This was distributed under 309 (1879) as R. anserinaefolia, Crépin, non Boiss.

A common shrub at the western extremity of the Kuram district and throughout the Hariáb, in the vicinity of streams and watercourses; it is also very common near cultivation, where it forms natural hedges along the various channels of irrigation, at an altitude of from 4000 to 9000 feet.

It forms a bush of from 4 to 6 feet in height, the latter in more favoured localities. When in bloom, it is covered with a mass of pure white small flowers. The fruit is little larger than an ordinary pea, at first orange-red, when fully ripe of a deep purple-black. The calyx drops off as soon as the fruit reaches maturity; and the ripe achenes are seen dropping out of the aperture at the extremity of the fruit. The shrub is briar-scented.

This species is employed, as well as R. Eglanteria and R. Ecae, the gooseberry, and Hippophae, in forming hedges in the Hariáb district; and is much browsed by cattle, especially goats.

165 (1879). Rosa Ecae, Aitch. (Plate VIII. figs. 1-3.)
Erratum. At line 11, page 55, vol. xviii. Linn, Soc. Journal, for "achenia villosissima" read "styli villosissimi; achenia primum villosa, pilis demum deciduis."

178 A, 336. R. Webbiana, Wall, var. α. genuina, Crépin.
Common.

 56. R. Webbiana, Wall., var. γ. microphylla, Crépin.
Common.

 
Rosa beggeriana   Rosa ecae