Paeonia identity question

Jane McGary
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:47:47 PDT
Jim McKenney wrote:
>A friend sent me this peony image today: it's labeled Paeonia 
>mairei. I don't grow that species, but other images of it on the web 
>are not at all like this.

Paeonia mairei Leveille (1915) is a Chinese plant closely related to 
P. obovata. Its synonyms are  P. bifurcata and P. oxypetala. It is 
said to have more pointed leaves than P. obovata. My reference for 
this is Halda, The Genus Paeonia, which, however, is "splittist" in tendency.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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