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Paeonia Species (Tree Peonies)

  • A. C. James
  • R. A. Harris
  • S. H. Mantell
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 35)


Tree peonies are largely grown for their large and showy flowers (P. suffruticosa cultivars and hybrids) and ornamental foliage (Plutea and P. delavayi). In China and Japan extracts made from the fleshy roots of P. suffruticosa are used in traditional medicinal preparations and cosmetics. Figure 1 shows a mature plant of P. suffruticosa subsp. rockii in bloom.


Somatic Embryo Zygotic Embryo Tree Peony Shoot Multiplication Medium Shoot Multiplication Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. C. James
    • 1
  • R. A. Harris
    • 2
  • S. H. Mantell
    • 2
  1. 1.CIC Apartado Postal 87Cordemex, Merida, YucatanMéxico
  2. 2.Unit for Advanced Propagation Systems, Department of AgricultureHorticulture and the Environment, Wye College, (University of London)Wye, Ashford, KentUK

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