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  1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Peucedanum L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Europe, Asia-Tropical, Africa, Hawaii and Asia-Temperate..


    Umbelliferae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Perennial herbs, rarely biennials or annuals.
    Leaves pinnate or ternate, or compound forms of these, rarely finely divided.
    Umbels compound, bracts 0 to numerous, probably sometimes caducous; bracteoles several to numerous.
    Calyx teeth minute or 0.
    Petals white, cream or yellow, sometimes flushed with pink.
    Fruit orbicular, oblong or pyriform, very strongly dorsiventrally compressed, with a broad commissure. Lateral wings well developed as expansions of the marginal ribs, sometimes surrounding the stylopodium on both sides, dorsal ribs filiform.
    Stylopodium well developed, conical.
    Vittae 1–3 in each interval and 2 in the commissural face.
    Carpophore divided to the base.

    Umbelliferae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Biennial or perennial herbs, glabrous to variously pilose, rootstock various
    Leaves variously pinnately or ternately divided into filiform to broad and jaggedly toothed segments, nervation pinnate, very rarely parallel-nerved and then with obscure secondary venation
    Umbels compound, few–many; involucre of 0 or few caducous to numerous persistent bracts; involucel usually conspicuous, of numerous bracteoles; flowers usually polygamous, the terminal umbels of stem and branches hermaphrodite and fertile or the inner partial umbels or their inner flowers ♂, the opposite or verticillate outer umbels entirely or in part ♂
    Calyx-teeth absent to small but distinct
    Petals white to cream, yellow or (commonly in Africa) greenish cream, ± incised above with a large or smaller incurved acute point
    Fruit strongly dorsally compressed, oblong to elliptic, obovate or roundish, glabrous, truncate to slightly emarginate at base and apex, the stylopodia ± apical, commissure wide; 3 dorsal ribs ± prominent, slender, 2 marginal ribs expanded into distinct, broad to rather narrow, paper-thin or thicker wings; vittae 2–8(–12) on the commissural face, when numerous then slender and variable in number and sometimes irregular; vallecular vittae l–3(–5) or rarely almost a complete ring of vittae around the endosperm; vittae usually black and conspicuous in the ripe fruit, but on the commissure sometimes concealed by overlying tissue and clear only in section; stylopodia conical; styles short; carpophore deeply bipartite
    Endosperm flat or shallowly bisulcate on the commissural face, slightly to clearly sulcate beneath the vittae dorsally.



    Native to:

    Albania, Algeria, Altay, Austria, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Cameroon, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East European Russia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hawaii, Hungary, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Madeira, Manchuria, Mongolia, Morocco, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, Netherlands, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Romania, Sardegna, Socotra, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia

    Extinct in:

    Sri Lanka

    Introduced into:

    New York

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    Peucedanum L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Holda, J., USSR 18739.016
    Bidgood, S. [5473], Tanzania K000190703
    Killick, D.J.B. [1227], South Africa K000272709 isotype


    First published in Sp. Pl.: 245 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.


    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • —F.T.A. 3: 18.

    Flora Zambesiaca

    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 116 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl 1: 245(1753)

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 116 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl.: 245 (1753)


    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

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