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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Eurasia, Macaronesia, N. Africa.
Scandix palaestina


Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Annual herbs, glabrous or hairy, leaves pinnately decomposite into narrowly linear segments
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels compound with few rays or rarely apparently simple (in fact 1-radiate)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Involucral bracts none or solitary, bracteoles several, simple or variously divided
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white; petals equal or the outer very radiate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals cuneate or obovate, with or without a short inflexed lobule, incised or shallowly emarginate or entire above, the outer sometimes clearly radiant
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx teeth minute or obsolete
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subcylindrical or laterally compressed, with a very long beak, constricted at the commissure Ribs 5, conspicuous, broad or filiform
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Vittae
Vittae in the valleculae solitary, slender or obscure, on commissure 0–2
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Endosperm
Endosperm subterete or slightly dorsally compressed, commissural face deeply sulcate, margins involute
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stylopodium
Stylopodia small, with a ± well-developed crenulate-edged disk, styles erect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Carpophore
Carpophore undivided or shortly bifid.
Some 15–20 species distributed from Europe and the Mediterranean to SW and C Asia.
Scandix (from the Gr. σκάνδίξ, skandix, a name used by various Greek authors probably for chervil, Anthriscus cerefolium or according to Liddell & Scott Scandix pecten-veneris.)

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Austria, Baleares, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, Xinjiang, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Chile Central, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Korea, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode I., Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Victoria, Washington

Scandix L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 256 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. Scientific Data 8: 215.


Flora of Iraq

  • Linnaeus, Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 124 (1754)
  • Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. ed. 1: 256 (1753);

Flora of Iraq

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at and
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at and
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.