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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 243. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per. June to August.
Type: Type: Described from Europe.
Distribution: Distribution: North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Central Asia, Afghanistan, India, W. Pakistan, China.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Hemlock is a large poisonous plant growing near cultivation and moist waste places in the hills and is used in spasmodic and convulsive diseases. An alkaloid, conine, is found in the fruit.
Illustration: Conium maculatum L. (Illustration)
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Abbottabad, Latif, August, 1939 (RAW); Abbottabad, S.B. Akhtar, 27.4.54 (PFI-B) ; C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Murree, Kuldana, Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 4486 (RAW) ; Jheeca Gali, 7000 ft., E. Nasir & M.A. Siddiqi 506 (RAW), R.R. Stewart 12358 (RAW).


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Plants 1-3 m tall, glabrous. Leaves petiolate, bipinnate; segments oval, deeply serrate. Involucre of 5-8 minute, linear to oval bracts. Rays 8-20, unequal, glabrous. Involucel of 3-5, 1-2 mm long, linear to ovate bractlets. Pedicels 2-3 times longer than the flowers. Fruit broadly ovoid, 2-3 mm long, 2-2.5 mm broad; ridges prominent, obtuse, undulate; styles reflexed; vittae numerous, minute.
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