CSIC confirms its participation in the 2021 edition of the Barcelona Olfaction Congress
CSIC, the Superior Council of Scientific Researches from Spain, confirms its participation at the III. Barcelona Olfaction Congress. A research carried out on an ancient flower from the north of Spain and published in Horticulture Research – Nature will be unveil in this third edition.
This work presents the botanical, molecular and agronomical characterization of an ancient cultivated and selected rose variety – named as “Narcea” – found growing in a private garden in a mountainous area in northern Spain. Many wild roses grow in this geographical area (Concejo de Cangas del Narcea, in the Principality of Asturias, northern Spain), but it was never thought to be home to ancient cultivated roses. Rosa Narcea has characteristics common to both R. gallica and R. centifolia and could be an ancient natural hybrid. The flowers are very attractive given their intense fragrance and the homogenous purplish-red colour of their many medium-large sized petals. The ancient Narcea rose is different from every other described so far. It may be of interest to the perfume, medical and food industries. Narcea rose is the first reliably recorded ancient, cultivated rose from Spain.