The Gymnocarpae roses are a small category of roses within the subgenus Rosa. These roses are characterized by their simple, unbranched styles, which are visible on the top of the ovary after the petals fall. This feature is what gives them their name, which means “naked fruit.” Gymnocarpae roses are typically small, with only a few species found in the wild. They are native to Asia and are often found in mountainous regions. Some popular species of Gymnocarpae roses include Rosa sericea and Rosa moyesii. These roses are generally grown for their ornamental value, with their attractive flowers and interesting foliage. They are also known for their hardiness and ability to withstand cold temperatures.