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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central Ethiopia to S. Tropical Africa.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Perennial herb with a slightly to considerably thickened rootstock smelling of carrot, (7–)14–60(–90) cm. tall.
Stem
Stems terete, pithy to fistular, striate, moderately to very densely furnished with whitish ± deflexed tuberculate-based strigose hairs, rarely glabrous or almost so, simple or somewhat branched, sometimes ± purplish, elongate or (especially in mountain forms) ± obsolete, the peduncle then appearing as a scape.
Leaves
Lower and middle stem leaves 2–4-pinnate, the ultimate segments linear to linear-oblong, 1–6(–9) × 0.5–1.5(–2) mm., mucronate; lamina deltoid-oblong in outline, ± 2.5–13 × 2–8 cm.; petiole 1–8 cm., it and the rhachis ± white-pilose; sheaths narrowly oblong, striate, with yellowish-membranous, usually ciliate margins, 1–2.5 cm.; white, bristly hairs dense to sparse on the rhachis and on the revolute margins and primary venation of the lower surface (and sometimes the upper) of the leaflets; upper leaves usually shorter and more shortly petiolate or sessile.
Inflorescences
Peduncles of umbels long, (3–)7–57 cm., usually considerably furnished with deflexed strigose hairs, especially below the umbel, rarely subglabrous; umbel with 5–7 very unequal, ± densely spreading-pilose rays 0.4–3.5 cm. long; involucre usually of 3–8 linear, ciliate, pale-margined, 4–7 mm. bracts, or very rarely the bracts pinnatisect.
Flowers
Flowers ± 6–16 to each partial umbel, on 2–4 mm., glabrous to sparingly pilose pedicels; involucel similar to the involucre but bracteoles never pinnatisect; innermost partial umbels with ♂ flowers only, some flowers of the outer also ♂; fruiting pedicels thickened and angular at maturity.
Calyx
Calyx-teeth distinct, linear-lanceolate, slightly shorter than or subequalling the petals.
Corolla
Petals ± 1 mm., greenish to yellowish.
Fruits
Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, 5–8 mm., the spines of the secondary ribs pale to blackish purple; stylopodia conical; styles slender, ± 1.5–2 mm., much longer than the stylopodia, or shorter and only slightly exceeding it.
Habitat
Most commonly in grassland subject to burning, frequently in damp depressions; also in scrub, among grass in forest, by forest tracks, in vegetation by streams and in secondary Parinari-Uapaca-Protea forest; 1060–2800 m.
Distribution
K2 K3 K5 T2 T4 T6 T7 T8 U1 U3

[FZ]

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

Habit
An erect to decumbent, pubescent to subglabrous long-lived perennial herb up to 60 cm. with a stout woody taproot.
Stem
Stem terete, distinctly grooved, sparsely to densely hairy with stiff white backwardly directed subappressed hairs, or sometimes glabrous, sometimes with brownish-purple colouration. Hair-bases tending to become swollen and on old stems remaining as tubercles after the hairs have been eroded.
Leaves
Leaves 3–4-pinnatisect; ultimate segments up to 2 mm. wide, often subverticillate in appearance, linear to linear-lanceolate; petioles with broad sheathing bases.
Indumentum
Petiole and rhachis usually with tubercle-based hairs, but sometimes glabrous; lamina with occasional hairs on the veins.
Inflorescences
Umbels usually on an elongate stalk of 5–50 cm., usually distinct with long rays, rarely subcapitate; bracts variable in shape and number, ranging from entire, linear-lanceolate to 3-pinnatisect like the leaves, variously hairy. Rays up to 14, up to 3 cm. long, rarely very abbreviated. Outer partial umbels with hermaphrodite outer flowers and male inner and central ones, the innermost with male flowers only; bracteoles similar to the bracts.
Corolla
Petals yellowish-green to occasionally purplish; stylopodium narrowly conical, tapering imperceptibly into erect styles up to 2 mm. long.
Fruits
Fruit 6–7 (8) × 2 mm., narrowly oblong-ovoid to cylindrical. Primary ribs with 2–3 rows of short stiff bristly hairs. Secondary ribs with a single row of glochidiate spines.
Vittae
Vittae well developed, situated under the secondary ribs and in the commissural face.

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Daucus pedunculatus (Baker f.) Banasiak, Spalik & Reduron appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1979 Kirk [s.n.] Agrocharis pedunculata K000272600 syntype
Jan 1, 1979 Malawi Agrocharis pedunculata K000272599 syntype
Jan 1, 1979 Buchanan, J. [374], Malawi Agrocharis pedunculata K000272598 syntype

First published in Taxon 65: 578 (2016)

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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