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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 258. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: There are about 40 species in the North Temperate regions, chiefly in Euro¬pe and Asia.


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Root elongated, fusiform or globose. Leaves 1-3-pinnate; leaf bases sheath¬ing. Umbels lateral and terminal, polygamous. Involucre of 1 or 2 linear bracts or lacking. Rays few to many. Involucel of 5-7 linear to oval or ovate bractlets. Petals white. Fruit linear to elliptic, narrowed at the apex; ridges conspicuous; furrows 1-vittate; (vittae obscure in C. capnoides.) Inner seed face grooved.

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1 Roots tuberous, globose. Leaf segments lanceolate to oval or ovate. Fruit furrows 1-vittate or vittae obscure (2)
+ Roots elongated or fusiform. Leaf segments Finely divided, filiform to lanceolate. Fruit furrows 1-vittate (3)
2 (1) Ovary and fruit densely hairy Chaerophyllum aquilegifolium
+ Ovary and fruit glabrous Chaerophyllum capnoides
3 (1) Fruit 7-12 mm long; 1-(3) ripe fruits in an umbellet. Leaves 2-3-pinnate. Plants glabrous to sparsely hairy Chaerophyllum reflexum
+ Fruit 5-9 mm long; usually 2-3 ripe fruits in an umbellet. Plants hairy (4)
4 (3) Leaves 1-2-pinnate; pinnae linear to lanceolate; margins regularly serrate Chaerophyllum acuminatum
+ Leaves 2-3-pinnate; segments finely divided. Stem and leaves pilose Chaerophyllum villosum
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