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  1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Anthriscus Pers.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Temp. Eurasia to Tropical African Mountains.


    Umbelliferae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Annual, biennial or perennial herbs
    Leaves 2–4-pinnate, with numerous toothed leaflets
    Umbels few–numerous, compound, usually pedunculate; involucre absent or of 1–2 bracts; involucel conspicuous, of several frequently reflexed bracteoles
    Flowers usually polygamous, with some inner flowers of each partial umbel ♂, more rarely some partial umbels entirely ♂
    Calyx-teeth minute or obsolete
    Petals white or pinkish, sometimes radiant, the non-radiant ± emarginate above, without or with a minute incurved lobule
    Fruit glabrous or hispid with antrorse, tuberculate-based bristles, elliptic-oblong to ovate, narrowed upwards, with a short and obscure or longer beak, laterally compressed, mericarps rounded into the narrow commisure; primary ribs very slender, the mericarps almost rounded to slightly 3-angled dorsally; vittae very slender and inconspicuous in the valleculae and sometimes apparently absent, commissure with a single vitta on each side of the central groove; stylopodia conical, styles short; carpophore entire or shortly bifid
    Endosperm horseshoe-shaped, deeply sulcate on the commissural face.



    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Canary Is., Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Japan, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Lebanon-Syria, Madeira, Magadan, Manchuria, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Sakhalin, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Alabama, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Bermuda, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile South, Delaware, Egypt, Illinois, Laos, Lesotho, Libya, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, South Georgia, Vermont

    Accepted Species


    Other Data

    Anthriscus Pers. appears in other Kew resources:


    First published in Syn. Pl. 1: 320 (1805)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.


    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Syn. Pl. 1: 320 (1805), nom. conserv.


    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at and
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.