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Published In: Species Plantarum, Editio Secunda 1: 350–351. 1762. (Sp. Pl. (ed. 2)) 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)
General/Distribution: A genus of about 8 north temperate species.


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Plants perennial. Leaves 1-4-pinnately compound; leaf segments filiform to lanceolate or oval. Involucre of a few linear bracts or lacking. Rays few to nume¬rous, conferted. Involucel of a few to many linear or divided bractlets. Calyx teeth prominent to obsolete. Petals white to purplish white. Fruit oval to ovoid, oblong or sub-quadrate, glabrous; ridges prominent to winged, dorsal furrows 1-vittate, lateral 1-2-(3)-vittate; commissure 2-6-vittate. Inner seed face plane to slightly concave.

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1.Bractlets pinnate. Vittae obscure in fruit. Stem base fibrous
Selinum vaginatum
1.Bractlets not pinnate. Vittae evident in fruit. Stem base fibrous or not fibrous
2.Bractlets not white margined. Flowers whitish, tinded with purple. Stem base not fibrous
Selinum papyraceum
2.Bractlets white margined. Flowers white. Stem base fibrous
3.Fruit oblong to subquadrate. All ridges broadly winged
3.Fruit elliptic to broadly oval. Dorsal and intermediate ridges narrowly winged, lateral broadly winged
4.Leaf segments lanceolate to oval
Selinum wallichianum
4.Leaf fern-like, segments linear
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