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The rose subfamily ROSOIDEAE consists of more than 850 species , including many shrubs , perennial herbs , and fruit plants such as strawberries and brambles . Only a few are annual herbs.

The circumscription of the Rosoideae is still not wholly certain; recent genetic research has resulted in several changes at the genus level and the removal from Rosoideae of some genera (notably _ Cercocarpus _, _Cowania _, _Dryas _ and _ Purshia _) previously included in the subfamily.

GENERA

* _ Acaena _ – bidibidis * _ Agrimonia _ – agrimonies * _ Alchemilla _ – lady's mantles * _ Aphanes _ – parsley-pierts (sometimes in _Alchemilla_ ) * _ Aremonia _ * _Argentina _ – silverweeds (sometimes in _Potentilla_) * _ Bencomia _ * _ Chamaerhodos _ Bunge – little-rose * _Cliffortia _ * _ Comarum _ (formerly in _Potentilla_) * _ Dasiphora _ – woody cinquefoils (formerly in _Potentilla_) * _Dendriopoterium _ * _ Drymocallis _ – sticky cinquefoils (formerly in _Potentilla_) * _ Duchesnea _ - Mock strawberry (formerly in _Potentilla_) * _ Fallugia _ * _ Filipendula _ * _ Fragaria _ – strawberries * _ Geum _ – avenses * _ Hagenia _ – African redwood * _ Horkelia _ – horkelias (sometimes in _Potentilla_ ) * _ Horkeliella _ – false horkelias (sometimes in _Potentilla_ ) * _ Ivesia _ – mousetails (sometimes in _Potentilla_) * _ Leucosidea _ – oldwood * _Marcetella _ * _ Margyricarpus _ – pearlfruit * _ Polylepis _ * _Potaninia _ * _ Potentilla _ – typical cinquefoils (including _ Duchesnea _) * _Poteridium _ * _ Poterium _ * _Purpusia _ * _Rosa _ – roses * _ Rubus _ – brambles * _ <