Papaver sect. Meconella


Hist. Nat. Vég. 7: 19. 1839

Synonyms: Papaver sect. Scapiflora Elkan Papaver sect. Lasiotrachyphylla (Bernhardi) Pfeiffer
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 3. Treatment on page 326.
Plants perennial, scapose. Leaf blades unlobed or 1-2×-lobed. Flowers: filaments white or yellow, filiform. Capsules obscurely valvate, ribbed, variously pubescent.


More study is needed for a comprehensive assessment of the North American scapose poppies in circumpolar context. The circumscriptions and interrelationships of the Alaskan and Asiatic members of this section are especially problematic.

Typification of Papaver radicatum Rottbfll also is problematic, and interpretation of its identity has significant consequences in the complex nomenclature of the arctic-alpine poppies. For details and discussion, see G. Knaben (1958); A. Löve (1962b, 1962c); and G. Knaben and N. Hylander (1970).


AuthoritySpach +
DistributionTemperate and arctic North America +, Eurasia +, n +, s Africa + and Australia. +
IllustratorJohn Myers +
Publication titleHist. Nat. Vég. +
Publication year1839 +
Referenceknaben1958a +, knaben1959a +, knaben1970a +, love1962a +, love1962b +, love1969a +, randel1974a +, randel1975a +, randel1977a + and randel1977b +
Source xml grained fna xml/V3/V3 440.xml +
SynonymsPapaver sect. Scapiflora + and Papaver sect. Lasiotrachyphylla +
Taxon familyPapaveraceae +
Taxon namePapaver sect. Meconella +
Taxon parentPapaver +
Taxon ranksection +
VolumeVolume 3 +