1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Physotrichia Hiern
      1. Physotrichia atropurpurea (C.Norman) Cannon

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Angola.

    [FZ]

    Umbelliferae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Robust biennial or perennial herb up to 1 m.
    Roots
    Rootstock woody, stem terete with regular, rather coarse grooves.
    Leaves
    Leaves glabrous, mostly basal on long petioles up to 20 cm. long, 3-pinnatisect to finely divided, the ultimate segments up to 4×1·5 mm., oblong-lanceolate, with a characteristic shortly mucronate apex. Stem leaves few and much reduced, on the inflorescence only present as sheathing bases with small appendages.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels frequently terminal only, occasionally with laterals. Rays 20–30, up to 5 cm. long, robust, pubescent to subglabrous; bracts and bracteoles well developed. Bracts 10–15, c. 15 mm. long, narrowly lanceolate; bracteoles similar, c. 10 mm. long. Partial umbels with 15–25 flowers on pedicels up to 10 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Calyx teeth well developed, narrowly triangular; petals white to deep purple.
    Fruits
    Mature fruit not known. Immature fruit elliptic, slightly dorsiventrally compressed, densely covered with vesicular hairs, perhaps ± glabrous in some very immature specimens; Stylopodium conical; styles relatively long and divergent.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Physotrichia atropurpurea (C.Norman) Cannon appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Zambes. 4: 605 (1978)

    Accepted by

    • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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