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Paeonia emodi Wall. ex Royle


Description from Flora of China

Paeonia emodi f. glabrata (J. D. Hooker & Thomson) H. Hara; P. emodi var. glabrata J. D. Hooker & Thomson.

Herbs perennial, to 70 cm tall. Stems glabrous. Proximal leaves 2-ternate; some leaflets segmented; leaflets and segments up to 15, oblong-elliptic or oblong-lanceolate, 9--13 × 2--3.5 cm, both surfaces glabrous, base cuneate, decurrent, apex acuminate. Flowers 2--4 per shoot, both terminal and axillary, single, 8--12 cm wide, all or only terminal one fully developed. Bracts 3--6, leaflike, lanceolate. Sepals ca. 3, suborbicular, ca. 1.5 × 1.5 cm, apex caudate. Petals white, obovate, ca. 4.5 × 2.4 cm. Filaments 1.5--2 cm. Disc annular. Carpel 1(or 2), pale yellow tomentose, rarely glabrous. Follicles ovoid, 2--3.5 × 1--2 cm. Seeds black, globose. Fl. May--Jun, fr. Aug--Sep.

Thickets; 2300--2800 m. S Xizang (Gyirong Xian) [NW India, Kashmir, W Nepal, N Pakistan].


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