Macleaya R. Br.
  • Obs. Pl. Denham Clapperton 218–, in adnot. 1826.
  • Plume-poppy, tree-celandine [for Alexa 1848, Scottish botanist, entomologist, and Secretary to the Colony of New South Wales]


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Macleaya R. Br. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000022641. Accessed on: 28 Feb 2020'

General Information

Herbs , perennial, caulescent, usually glaucous, from rhizomes; sap yellow. Stems hollow, leafy. Leaves alternate, petiolate; blade 1-2× subpalmately or pinnately lobed. Inflorescences terminal, paniculate, many-flowered; bracts present. Flowers: sepals 2, distinct; petals absent; stamens 25-30 [8-12]; pistil 2-carpellate; ovary substipitate, 1-locular; style short; stigma 2-lobed. Capsules nodding, substipitate, 2-valved, dehiscing from apex. Seeds 4-6 [1], arillate [not arillate]. x = 10.

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    Herbs, perennial, erect, robust, basally lignified, 0.8-4 m tall, yellow lactiferous. Roots stoloniferous. Stems glaucous, terete, hollow, herbaceous, smooth. Leaves alternate, petiolate; blade pale glaucous abaxially, green or blue-green adaxially, broadly ovate or suborbicular, abaxially pilose or glabrous, adaxially glabrous, basal veins usually 5, lateral veins 1-3 pairs, veinlets netted, base cordate, usually 7- or 9-lobed, apex acute, obtuse, acuminate, or rounded; lobes undulate to serrulate. Flowers small, many forming large terminal panicles. Flower buds clavate or terete. Sepals 4, milky. Petals absent. Stamens 8-12 or 24-30; filaments filiform, not longer than anthers; anthers oblong. Ovary 1-loculed, 2-carpellate; ovules 1 or 4-6, basifixed or bilaterally attached; styles very short; stigmas 2-lobed. Capsule narrowly obovoid, oblanceolate, or suborbicular, shortly petiolate, 2-valvate. Seeds 1 and basifixed, or 4-6 and bilaterally attached, ovoid.

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCES

    Hutchinson, J. 1920. Bocconia and Macleaya. Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1920: 275-282.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Plume-poppy, tree-celandine [for Alexa 1848, Scottish botanist, entomologist, and Secretary to the Colony of New South Wales]

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    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Papaveraceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
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    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).