Plant Diversity ›› 2010, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (05): 469-472.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2010.10094

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Textual Criticism of Chinese Name of Papaver somniferum L.

 SU  Zhi-Yun   

  1. Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming 650204, China
  • Online:2010-10-25 Published:2010-12-27


A lot of Chinese names of Papaver somniferum L. occurred with time since it was introduced into China more than ten centuries ago. In order to call it by the right name, the confusion of these names in use is discussed and Yingsu is selected as its right Chinese name based upon that expecting the reality to correspond to the name.

Key words: Papaver somniferum L., Chinese name, Correct name, Synonyms

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