Paeonia californica

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Paeonia californica


Taxonavigation: Saxifragales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Saxifragales

Familia: Paeoniaceae
Genus: Paeonia
Sectio: P. sect. Onaepia
Species: Paeonia californica



Paeonia californica Nutt. in J.Torrey & A.Gray, Fl. N. Amer. 1: 41 (1838).

  • Typus: USA, California, near St. Barbara, Nuttall s.n (Lectotype designated by Hong 2010: 103: K; isolectotvpe BM).


  • Homotypic
    • Paeonia brownii var. californica (Nutt.) Lynch, J. Roy. Hort. Soc. 12: 433 (1890).
    • Paeonia brownii subsp. californica (Nutt.) Abrams, Ill. Fl. Pacific States 2: 175 (1944).
    • Paeonia brownii subsp. californica (Nutt.) Halda, Acta Mus. Richnov., Sect. Nat. 4(2): 32 (1997), comb. superfl.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Southwestern U.S.A.
      • California.
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Northwest (Baja California).

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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