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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 242. 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)
Type: Type locality: Described from Europe.
Distribution: Distribution: A cosmopolitan plant.
Comment/Acknowledgements: It is a common plant both in the hills and the plains. The carrot is cultivated throughout our area.
Photo: Daucus carota L. (Photo)
Map Location: B-6 Chitral: Brir, M.A. Siddiqi 2215 (RAW) ; B-7 Hazara : Abbottabad, S.B. Akhtar, s.n. 8.5.54 (PFI-B); B-9 Baltistan: Shigar, M.A. Siddiqi 1793 (RAW); C-7 Jhelum Dist.: Jhelum, Sadiq Masih 27275 (RAW); C-8 Kashmir: Haji Pir Pass, M. Nath 378 (RAW) ; Jhelum Vy., Road, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 6115 (RAW) ; D-5 Baluchistan : Loralai, M. Nath 2148 (RAW) ; Wudd-Khuzdar, Qaiser & Ghafoor 1187 (KUH); Pishin, E. Nasir 28401 (RAW).


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Plants biennial, 15 cm to 1 m tall. Root a thick tap-root. Stem glabrous to pilose; hairs white. Leaves compound, 2-3-pinnate, hispid; segments linear to oval; margin deeply toothed; tips mucronate. Peduncles up to 30 cm long, his¬pid. Involucre of pinnately divided bracts, up to 5 cm long; segments filiform to linear. Rays numerous, the outer longer, incurved. Involucel of undivided or divided bractlets; margins entire or ciliate. Calyx teeth minute. Petals white to yellowish or light purple, the outer radiate; the petals of the central flower of an umbel sometimes red. Ovary hispid; styles 0.5 to 1 mm long. Fruit ovoid, 2-3 mm long; primary ridges not prominent, slightly bristly; secondary ridges winged, spiny; spines white; one vitta under each secondary ridge; commissure 2-vittate.
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