Paeonia ludlowii

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Paeonia ludlowii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia
Species: P. ludlowii
Binomial name
Paeonia ludlowii
(Stern & G.Taylor) D.Y.Hong

Paeonia ludlowii, Ludlow's tree peony or Tibetan paeony, is a species of flowering plant in the family Paeoniaceae, native to south eastern Tibet. It is one of several species given the vernacular name tree peony. P. ludlowii was first described as a subspecies of Paeonia lutea by Frederick Claude Stern and George Taylor. De Yuan Hong later elevated the taxon to species rank in 1997.[1][2]

Shrubby rather than tree-like in habit, P. ludlowii grows to 2.5 m (8 ft) tall and wide. The leaves are divided into 9 deeply cut leaflets. In spring it bears forward- or downward-facing, bowl-shaped, bright yellow flowers 12 cm (5 in) in diameter, with prominent stamens.[3]


  1. ^ International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI). "Plant Name Search Results" (HTML). International Plant Names Index. Retrieved 13 August 2009. 
  2. ^ Paeonia ludlowii in the Flora of China Accessed online: 13 August 2009.
  3. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 

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