Chaerophyllum L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 258. 1753. (1 May 1753)

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General Information

Herbs annual to perennial. Root fusiform or tuberous. Stem erect, branched, retrorsely hispid with white or grayish hairs (Chinese species). Leaves petiolate; petioles sheathing; blade 2-pinnate to pinnately decompound. Umbels compound, terminal and lateral; bracts usually absent (Chinese species); bracteoles 2–6. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals white, pale yellow or pale blue-purple, obovate-orbicular, with incurved apex. Styles shorter than stylopodium. Fruit linear-oblong, flattened laterally, commissural surface narrow, glabrous; ribs 5, obtuse, sometimes inconspicuous; mericarps subterete in cross section; vittae 1 in each furrow, 2 on commissure. Seed face concave or with a broad, shallow sulcus. Carpophore entire or bifid at the apex.

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    "Fr linear-oblong to elliptic or lanceolate, flattened laterally; ribs paler than the intervals; oil-tubes usually solitary in the intervals, 2 on the commissure; carpophore ± cleft; umbels lateral and terminal, compound or by reduction simple; invol none; bractlets conspicuous; sep obsolete; fls white, the marginal ones sometimes irregular; stylopodium conic; annuals or biennials with ternate-pinnately decompound lvs. 40, N. Temp."

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    Included Species


     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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