J Syst Evol ›› 2004, Vol. 42 ›› Issue (3): 275-283.

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Circumscription of Paeonia suffruticosa Andrews and identification of cultivated tree peonies

HONG De-Yuan, PAN Kai-Yu, ZHOU Zhi-Qin   

  • Published:2004-05-10

Abstract: The cultivated tree peonies have long been scientifically called Paeonia suffruticosa. After “Feng Dan", a tree peony cultivated for medicinal purpose, was described as a new species, P. ostii, in 1992, the name P. suffruticosa is still used to represent