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Peonies of the world : taxonomy and phytogeography

Author: De-Yuan Hong
Publisher: Richmond : Kew Pub. ; St. Louis : Missouri Botanical Garden, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In China, the cultivated tree peony is known as the King of Flowers, while in ancient Greece the herbaceous peony was dubbed the Queen of Herbs—a reminder that the genus Paeonia has been one of the most important and popular groups of plants in the world for millennia, coveted in East and West alike for both its ornamental and medicinal purposes. This fully up-to-date monograph contains a comprehensive taxonomic  Read more...
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Hong, De-Yuan.
Peonies of the world.
Richmond : Kew Pub. ; St. Louis : Missouri Botanical Garden, 2010
(OCoLC)742322236
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: De-Yuan Hong
ISBN: 9781842463925 1842463926
OCLC Number: 464588970
Description: x, 302 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
History of taxonomic studies of Paeonia --
Characters and their variations --
Taxonomic synopsis of the genus paeonia --
Description of species.
Responsibility: Hong De-Yuan ; in association with Pan Kai-Yu [and others].

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Contains a taxonomic revision of the genus based on extensive field observations, population sampling, examination of a large quantity of specimens, and statistical analysis of characteristics. This  Read more...

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