Paeonia bifurcata Schipczinsky

Not. Syst. Herb. Hort. Bot. Petrop.1, No. 7, 3 . 1920

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

accepted name (2005):

P. mairei Leveille




P.Mairei Leveille in Bull. Geogr. Bot. Le Mans. 25, 42 (1915) ; F. C. Stem in Journ. Roy. Hort. Soc. 68, 128 (1943).

Syn. P.bifurcata Schipczinsky in Not. Syst. Herb. Hort. PetroP.1, No. 7, P.3 (1920).




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).—PI. LXII, 1.

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

Szechuan: ---------------

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.

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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