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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 264. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A genus of about 30 species with a wide distribution in both of the hemis¬pheres. The plants frequently grow in moist places.


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Annual or biennial. Leaves petiolate, pinnately divided; pinnae variously lobed. Peduncles short or sometimes lacking. Bracts and bractlets present or lacking. Rays few. Flowers white to greenish white. Calyx teeth minute to obso¬lete. Fruit oval to almost orbicular ,flattened laterally, glabrous; ridges thin; furrows 1-vittate; commissure 2-vittate. Inner seed face plane.

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1 Plants c. 1 m tall, perennial or biennial. Leaves pinnate; leaflets ovate to orbicular, usually 3-lobed Apium graveolens
+ Plants 20-50 cm tall, annual. Leaves 3-4 pinnate; leaflets filiform to linear Apium leptophyllum
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