1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Cryptotaenia DC.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Rhizomatous perennial herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves variously pinnate with broad leaflets
    Inflorescences
    Umbels compound, pedunculate, numerous; involucre and involucel present or absent, if present then of very few linear bracts and bracteoles
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite or polygamous
    Calyx
    Calyx-teeth obsolete or more rarely well defined
    Corolla
    Petals small, white or greenish white, sometimes suffused with lilac, glabrous, incised above an incurved apical lobule
    Fruits
    Fruit ovate to lanceolate-ovate, laterally compressed, the mericarps slightly narrowed to the commissure, glabrous, or pilose when young and soon glabrescent; primary ribs low, not at all prominent; valleculae 1– or (in Africa constantly) 2–3-vittate, the commissure 2–4-vittate; stylopodia elongate-conical, tapering into the recurved or divergent styles; carpophore bifid
    Seeds
    Endosperm pentagonal-subreniform in section.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Burundi, Cameroon, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Connecticut, Ethiopia, Georgia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Illinois, Japan, Kentucky, Kenya, Korea, Kuril Is., Maine, Masachusettes, Nansei-shoto, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, Nigeria, Peru, Primorye, Rhode I., Rwanda, Sakhalin, South Dakota, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Transcaucasus, Uganda, Vermont, Vietnam, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Austria

    Cryptotaenia DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Coll. Mém. 5: 42 (1829)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Coll. Mém. 5: 42 (1829).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mém. Omb.: 42 (1829) nomen conserv.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0