Paeonia villosa Desf. sec. Sweet

Brit. Flow. Gard. t. 113 (1826)

type: [herbaceous peony] – [species] – [synonym]

accepted name (2005)

Paeonia mollis Anderson




Sub-genus Paeon. Herbaceous. Petals not leathery, large and expanding, much exceeding the sepals.

E. Leaves glaucous, or of very pale green above, generally of striking grey-green aspect; leaflets glaucous below, and very rarely without distinct pubescence, always divided, and with the lobes often fissured.

II. Plants dwarf, with flowers subsessile, appearing to rest on the leaves.

25. P.villosa, Sweet, Fl. G; 1.113 (P. sessiliflora, Bot. Mag; t. 2648).—Nearly related to the above, but with secondary petioles not abnormally short, leaf segments and carpels nearly the same. Corolla white. I am assured that this must be distinct as a species from P. mollis, but I have not seen them growing together.




P.mollis Anderson in Trans.Linn.Soc.London, 12, 282 (1818) ; Bot.Reg.t.474 (1820) ; DC. Prodr. 1,66 (1824) ; Loddiges, Bot.Cab. t. 1263 (1827) ; Baker in Gard. Chron., N. Ser. 21, 829 (1884) ; Huth in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 14, 273 (1891); F. C. Stern in Journ. Roy. Hort. Soc. 68, 130 (1943).

Syn. ..P.villosa Desf. sec. Sweet, Brit. Flow. Gard. t. 113 (1826) ; Desf. Cat. PI. Hort. Reg. Paris, Ed. 3, P.213 (1829) ; non Desf. (1804).

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