Pastinaca L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 262. 1753. (1 May 1753)

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General Information

25. Pastinaca L.

Por L. Constance y J. Affolter.

Hierbas perennes o bianuales, robustas a delgadas, erectas, caulescentes, ramificadas, glabras a pelosas, generalmente con raíces axonomorfas a veces engrosadas. Hojas alternas, pecioladas, membranáceas, 1-2-pinnadas con anchos folíolos serrados a pinnatífidos; pecíolos envainadores. Inflorescencia de umbelas compuestas, laxas, pedunculadas; involucro e involucelo generalmente ausentes; radios muy pocos, patente-ascendentes; pedicelos patente-ascendentes. Dientes del cáliz ausentes; pétalos ovados, con un ápice inflexo más angosto, amarillos a rojizos; estilos cortos, el estilopodio cónico-comprimido. Frutos ovados a obovados, aplanados dorsalmente, glabros; carpóforo 2-partido; costillas 5, las dorsales filiformes, las laterales angosta y delgadamente aladas y con nervaduras cerca de los márgenes externos; vitas solitarias en los intervalos, 2-4 en la comisura; cara de las semillas plana; células de refuerzo en las costillas dorsales y cerca de los márgenes externos de las alas. Aprox. 12 spp. Eurasia; raíz ampliamente cultivada y en ocasiones escapada del cultivo.

La única especie en Mesoamérica es Pastinaca sativa .

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Mesoamericana
    • Herbs biennial. Rootstock thick, long-conic. Stem hollow or solid, ribbed. Leaves pinnate, usually glabrous on both surfaces; pinnae serrate or pinnatifid, sessile. Umbels terminal and lateral; bracts and bracteoles absent; rays numerous, ascending. Calyx teeth minute, triangular. Petals ovate, yellow, incurved at apex. Stylopodium short-conic; styles short, divaricate. Fruit broad ellipsoid, glabrous, strongly flattened dorsally; dorsal ribs thinly filiform, the lateral broadly winged; vittae 1 in each furrow, 2–4 on commissure. Seed face plane.

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      "Fr glabrous, elliptic to obovate, strongly flattened dorsally, the lateral ribs narrowly winged, the others filiform; oil-tubes solitary in the intervals and visible to the naked eye through the pericarp, 2–4 on the commissure; carpophore bifid to the base; umbels large, compound, the terminal soon overtopped by the lateral ones; bracts and bractlets usually none; rays numerous, unequal; sep minute or none; pet yellow; stylopodium depressed-conic; tall stout herbs, the lower lvs long-petioled, the upper on shorter, wholly sheathing petioles, all typically once pinnate, the lfls variously serrate to lobed or divided, those of the larger lvs sometimes again few-pinnate. 15, temp. Eurasia."

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       Information From

      World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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      Flora Mesoamericana
      Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
      • B Missouri Botanical Garden
      New York Botanical Garden
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      Flora Of CHina @
      'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
      • D Missouri Botanical Garden
      World Flora Online consortium
      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
      • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).