Taxon profile


Opium Poppy
Papaver somniferum L.

kingdom Plantae - plants »  divisio Magnoliophyta - flowering plants »  class Rosopsida - eudicots »  order Ranunculales »  family Papaveraceae »  genus Papaver - poppy

Other names

= Oilseed Poppy
= Small Opium Poppy
= Small-flowered Opium Poppy
= Wild Poppy



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Intertaxon relationships

parasite: Pleospora calvescens (Fr.) Tul. & C. Tul. - Hleminthosporisosis of Poppy, Peronospora arborescens (Berk.) de Bary 1855 - Downy Mildew of Poppy

Related glossary terms

morphine, opium alkaloids

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Papaver somniferum subsp. setigerum (DC.) L. Corb.

Papaver somniferum subsp. setigerum

Links and literature

CZ Danihelka J., Chrtek J., Kaplan Z., Wild J. (23. 1. 2011): Seznam jmen cévnatých rostlin použitých v nálezové databázi květeny České republiky [], Botanický ústav AV ČR [as Papaver somniferum L.]
Data retrieved on: 21 November 2013
EN Botanical Society of British Isles [], Botany Department, The Natural History Museum [as Papaver somniferum L.]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2012
EN Danin A.: Flora and Vegetation of Israel [] [as Papaver somniferum]
Data retrieved on: 26 February 2009
CZ Kubát et al. (2002): Klíč ke květeně České republiky, Academia, Praha [as Papaver somniferum L.]
EN Danihelka J., Chrtek J. Jr. & Kaplan Z. (2012): Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic, Preslia 84: 647–811 [as Papaver somniferum L.]
Data retrieved on: 19 September 2014

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