Paeonia chaetocarpa Stapf

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

accepted name (2005):

extract from Stern page 25

In the Kew Herbarium there is a dried specimen of a paeony from Japan with tomentose carpels which comes from the mountains near Hakone ; Stapf marked the sheet with the name of P. chaetocarpa and a description has been found among his papers at Kew. There is only one specimen at present available. At first from the shape of the leaves this paeony might be regarded as a variety of P.japonica with hairy carpels, but the carpels are not long and attenuated as in P. japonica and the other species in this group ; this specimen I have not described as there is a doubt in my mind as to its true status. Stapf has written at the end of his description: " The specimen was mixed up with a detached leaf and the upper part of a young stem of P.lactiflora, which name was written upon the label."

Carsten Burkhardt's Web Project Paeonia - The Peony Database


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