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This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. & E. Tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula to Central Asia and Myanmar.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Erect annual herbs
Leaves
Leaves 2–3-pinnate, with long, narrow segments
Inflorescences
Umbels numerous, compound, pedunculate; involucre generally present and of several bracts, occasionally absent or of only a single setaceous bract; involucel present, of several narrow bracteoles
Flowers
Flowers all hermaphrodite
Calyx
Calyx-teeth absent or very small
Corolla
Petals white, with an inflexed lobule, emarginate above
Fruits
Fruit papillose, hairy or verruculose, ovate, with no distinct beak, strongly laterally compressed and narrowed to the commissure; primary ribs slender and scarcely prominent to well defined, the mericarps rounded to obscurely 3-angled dorsally; vittae solitary in the valleculae and 2 on the commissure, large and conspicuous; stylopodia conical, disk almost absent, styles slender to very slender; carpophore bifid to the base
Seeds
Endosperm rounded to bluntly pentagonal in section, the commissure almost flat.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Some 15 species from Africa in the west to China in the east.
Habit
Annual erect or decumbent herbs
Leaves
Leaves 2–3-pinnate or ternate with narrow segments
Inflorescences
Umbels compound; bracts 0 to several; bracteoles several-Flowers bisexual-Calyx-lobes absent or very small
Corolla
Petals white, with an inflexed tip
Fruits
Fruits ovate, strongly laterally compressed and narrowed to the commissure, papillose, hairy or papillose; primary ribs obscure to distinct; vittae 1 in each groove and 2 on each commissural face, conspicuous; stylopodia conical, disk almost absent.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Ethiopia, India, Iran, Iraq, Kenya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Andaman Is., Borneo, Czechoslovakia, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Maluku, Morocco, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Palestine, Philippines, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, Xinjiang

Trachyspermum Link appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Enum. Hort. Berol. Alt. 1: 267 (1821)

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Enum. Pl. Hort. Berol. 1: 267 (1821), nom. consenv.

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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