Paeonia willmottiae Stapf

Bot. Mag. t.8667 ; (1916)

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

accepted name (2005):

Paeonia obovata subsp. willmottiae


Reference of Fang


Paeonia Willmottiae Stapf in Curtis' Bot. Mag., CXLII. t. 8667 (1916); in Gard. Chron., Ser. 3, LXV. 258, fig. 123 (1919); in Garden, LXXXIII. 256, fig. (1919), LXXXIV. 350, fig. (1920).- Hu, Handb. Econ. PI. I (1). 346 (1955).

Paeonia obovata Maxim, var. Willmottiae (Stapf) F. C. Stern in Journ. Roy. Hort. Soc., LXVIII. 128 (1943); Stud. Gen. Paeonia, 76 (1946).—Syn. Nov.

Shensi: Kwan-shan, Lung Hsien (T. P. Wang, 4227); Shang Hisien (T.P. Wang, 16283).

NW Szechuan: Hei-shui Hsien (H. Lee et C. S. Chow, 73835); Mao Hsien (formerly known as Mao Chow) (C. Ho, 13120 & 13549); Li Hsien (formerly known as Li-fan Hsien) (C. Ho, 14264; S. S. Chang, 1464):

This species was described by Stapf from garden plants raised from seeds collected along the borders of Hupeh and Szechuan. After careful study of the specimens recently collected from Shensi and northwestern Szechuan, its characteristics are so constant and important that it seems better to retain it as a distinct species. The dense villosity and pubescence on the under surface of leaves, white flowers and attenuate carpels serve to distinguish it from P. obovata Maxim. This species is usually seen in thickets or by forests in moist situations at 1600 to 2400 metres in altitude.

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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