Bupleurum L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 236. 1753. (1 May 1753)

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Bupleurum L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000005763. Accessed on: 29 May 2020'

General Information

Herbs perennial, rarely annual, glabrous. Rootstock usually short, woody. Stem alternate or dichotomously branched, green or glaucous, base with or without fibrous remnant sheaths. Leaves entire, petioles sheathing; blade membranous, herbaceous or coriaceous, usually with parallel venation, base usually tapering into petiole. Cauline leaves often sessile, clasping, auriculate or perfoliate. Inflorescence loose, umbels compound, terminal and lateral; bracts several, conspicuous, often similar to uppermost leaves; rays few to many; bracteoles several, conspicuous. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals yellow, greenish-yellow, tinged purple or purple, oblong to orbicular, apex narrowly inflexed. Stylopodium conic, low-conic or discoid; styles short, often reflexed. Fruit oblong to ovoid-oblong or ellipsoid, slightly laterally compressed, mericarps subpentagonal (rarely rounded) in cross section; ribs 5, filiform, prominent or obscure; vittae 1–3(–6) in each furrow, 2–6(–8) on commissure, sometimes obscure. Seed face plane. Carpophore 2-cleft to base.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    "Fr orbicular to ellipsoid, slightly flattened laterally, somewhat constricted at the commissure, ribs narrow, scarcely prominent; oil-tubes obscure or none; carpophore bifid to the base; umbels compound, terminal and lateral; rays few; umbellets small, the involucel of conspicuously foliaceous bractlets exceeding the short pedicels; sep obsolete; pet yellow or greenish- yellow; stylopodium depressed-conic; plants with simple entire lvs. 150, N. Hemisphere."

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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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