1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Foeniculum Mill.
      1. Foeniculum vulgare Mill.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit. to Ethiopia and W. Nepal.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Robust, glabrous, somewhat glaucous perennial herb up to 2 m.
    Stem
    Stems rigid when mature and with many fine distinct ribs.
    Leaves
    Leaves with well-developed sheathing bases, up to 5 cm. long but frequently much shorter, 3–4-pinnate with finely-divided ultimate segments which are narrowly linear to capillary, becoming reduced upwards towards the inflorescence and finally occurring only as sheathing bases with 0–few linear lobes.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels terminal and lateral, rays (4)9–30, 1–11 cm. long, relatively robust and somewhat glaucous. Partial umbels with up to 12 flowers on pedicels 5–10 mm. long; bracts and bracteoles 0 (rarely few).
    Flowers
    Calyx teeth obsolete; petals bright yellow.
    Fruits
    Fruit 4–8 mm. long, narrowly ovoid at maturity, very distinctly glaucous-grey especially when immature; stylopodium rather low. Mericarps with ribs that are obvious at maturity, but inconspicuous in young fruit.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect, glabrous, biennial or perennial herb 0.6–2(–2.4) m. tall, glaucous particularly above with a strong but pleasant aromatic odour resembling aniseed; root usually slender.
    Stem
    Stem sparingly to considerably branched, wiry, terete, finely striate.
    Leaves
    Lower leaves 3–4-pinnate, with mostly 4–7 pairs of pinnae dissected into capillary segments very variable in length, ± 0.4–12 cm. × 0.5–0.75 mm., each terminating in a sharp generally brownish mucro; largest leaves up to 0.5 m. long, broadly deltoid; petiole ± 2–5 cm.; sheaths narrowly oblong, finely striate, 3.5–12(–20) cm., narrowly membranous-margined, auriculate at the top with blunt to acute, membranous auricles; upper leaves rapidly reducing, sessile on the sheaths, the uppermost often ± reduced to sheaths alone or with a short “brush” of leaflets.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels numerous, on mostly 2.5–14 cm. peduncles; rays (3–)10–25(–30), glabrous, usually unequal, 2–6(–10) cm; partial umbels ± 6–23-flowered, on glabrous, 0.5–7(–10) mm. pedicels.
    Corolla
    Petals ± 1 mm., yellow.
    Fruits
    Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, slightly laterally compressed, ± 4–6 × 1.75–2.5 mm., the ribs pale and prominent, calyx obsolete; stylopodia at first short, in ripe fruit shortly cylindrical-subconical, margins crenulate; styles short, strongly deflexed on and shorter than the stylopodia.
    Figures
    Fig. 30.
    Habitat
    An introduction, naturalised in disturbed places; 1650 m.
    Distribution
    external distribution as for genus K4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Azores, Baleares, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cape Verde, Corse, East Aegean Is., Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Gulf States, Iran, Italy, Kriti, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Nepal, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Portugal, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Yemen, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Austria, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, California, Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Germany, Great Britain, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Hungary, Illinois, India, Inner Mongolia, Ireland, Jamaica, Juan Fernández Is., Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Korea, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Leeward Is., Manchuria, Mauritius, Mexico Northwest, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Mexico, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Niue, Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Qinghai, Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Society Is., Somalia, South European Russi, St.Helena, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tennessee, Tibet, Ukraine, Uruguay, Windward Is., Xinjiang, Zimbabwe

    Foeniculum vulgare Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Lindeman, J.C. [432], Brazil K001130806
    Lindeman, J.C. [432], Brazil K001130807
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 7211] Anethum panmorium K001126921
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 7211], India Anethum panmorium K001126922
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 7211], India Anethum panmorium K001126923

    First published in Gard. Dict. ed. 8: n.º 1 (1768)

    Accepted by

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