`Little hedgehog' (Paeonia suffruticosa `Xiao Ci Wei')—A Unique Chinese Tree Peony Cultivar Possessing Special Bicolored Petals With Tubular Tip Structure (Paeoniaceae)

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  • 1 State Key Laboratory of Systematic & Evolutionary Botany, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
  • | 2 Yutian Tree Peony Nursery, Heze, Shandong Province 274001, China
  • | 3 Caozhou Hundred-Flower Garden, Heze, Shandong Province 274001, China

There exist large accumulations of natural genetic diversifications under the natural and artificial selections on the flower among the Chinese tree peony cultivars incited by ornamental and medicinal uses in the past over 1500 years in China. Paeonia suffruticosa `Xiao Ci Wei' is a unique Chinese tree peony cultivar possessing special bicolored petals with tubular tip structure (Paeoniaceae). This natural mutant is not only a unique ornamental, but also a valuable material for scientific researches in Evodevotics.

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