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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Central & S. Europe to Temp. Asia, NW. Africa, W. U.S.A. to NW. Mexico.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Baleares, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Corse, Cyprus, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, France, Greece, Hungary, Idaho, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Lebanon-Syria, Manchuria, Mexico Northwest, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Nepal, Nevada, New York, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Oregon, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Tuva, Ukraine, Utah, Uzbekistan, Washington, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Austria, Central European Rus, Czechoslovakia, Great Britain, Vermont

Paeonia L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 530 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Hong, D.Y. (2010). Paeonies of the world taxonomy and phytogeography: 1-302. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Punina, E.O. & Mordak, E.V. (2009). Synopsis of Caucasian species of the genus Paeonia (Paeoniaceae) Botanicheskii Zhurnal. Moscow & Leningrad 94: 1681-1696.

Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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