Paeonia mairei Leveille

Bull.Geogr.Bot.Le Mans 25,42 1915

type: [herbaceous peony] – [species]




link to Stern's description




Paeonia Mairei Leveille in Bull. Acad. Intern. Geogr. Bot. Lc Mans. XXV. 42 (1915). —Handel-Mazzetti in Act. Hort. Gothob., XIII. 38 (1939) (PI. Sin. XXXIII. 38)—P. C. Stern in Journ. Roy. Hort. Soc., LXVIII. 128 (1943); Stud. Gen. Paeonia, 79 (1946).

Paeonia bifurcata Schipczinsky in Not. Syst. Herb. Hort. Bot. Petrop., I (7). 3 (1920).

Szechuan: Li Hsien (formerly known as Li-fan Hsien) (C. Ho, v2388); An Hsien (W. K. Hu, 13357, 13435 St 13507); Pao-hsing Hsien (formerly known as Moupine or Mupin) (T. T. Yu, s006); Tien-chuan Hsien (K. L. Chu, 2400 & 2407; H. L. Tsiang, 33937; W. P. Fans, W. K. Hu el class, 51—860 & 51—1141}; Luting Hsien (H. L. Tsiang, 37902; D. P. Ho, 44173); Mount Omei (W. P. Fang et class. 20512).

This species was discovered by E. E. Maire from Yunnan and recently has been found in Szechuan province from the east, at the border of Hupeh and Szechuan, to the west, Kang-ting Hsien and the border of Szechuan and Kansu. It usually grows in open situation in thickets about 2500 to 3000 metres in altitude, flowering at the end of May to the beginning of June. It differs from other species in the stem bearing a single flower and large elliptic leaflets which are acuminate to caudate at the apex.

peonies & seeds

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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