Section 2C. Obovatae
Roots carrot-shaped. Lower leaves biternate; leaflets 9, entire, or segmented, forming 13-24 leaflets/segments, always glabrous above. Flowers always solitary and terminal; sepals mostly rounded at the apex, but sometimes one caudatecarpels mostly 2 or 3, rarely 1, 4 or 5, glabrous or yellow papillate to hispidulous. One diploid and one tetraploid.
Included species (2)
Paeonia obovata
Paeonia mairei
Distribution: E Asia: Jpan, Korean peninsula, the Far East of Russia, and NE, E, C and SW China, with its westernmost part in the eastern edge of the Pan-Himalaya.

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