Catalan common name : Gabarrera. Gardans. Gavarrera mosqueta. Rosa boscana. Roser bord. Roser de pastor. Roser englantiner.
Spanish common name : Mosqueta común. Rosal silvestre.
Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.
Distribution in the islands : Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Mediterranean
Flowering time : May. June. July.
Life-forms : Nanophanerophyte.
Habitat : Holm oak forest. Bramble patch.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : A shrub composed of climbing stems, and can top at 6 m. or more. The leaves have 3-5 coriaceous, dentate and very shiny folioles. The white coloured flower is characterized by its stamens that are fused in the form of a column. The sepals, entire or lobate, with glands along the margin or the foliole reverse, are directed out or downwards, and fall off before the urnula matures. The urnula is ovoid-subglobose and red in colour.
Observations : A classification key is indispensable to correctly identify all of the rose species.