Falcaria Fabr.

First published in Enum.: 34 (1759), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is S. Central Europe, Medit. to Central Asia.

Descriptions

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Biennial or perennial herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves undivided, ternatisect or pinnatisect, sharply and closely serrate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels compound, involucre and involucel present or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white, with obovate petals which are irregularly 2-lobed above, with a long inflexed lobule; polygamous or hermaphrodite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx conspicuous, acute, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ± oblong to ovoid, somewhat laterally compressed, commissure rather narrow; ribs 5, obtuse, broader than the valleculae
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Vittae
Vittae solitary or 3 or 4 in the valleculae, 2–8 on the commissure
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stylopodium
Stylopodia short, obtusely conical, the disk crenulate-edged
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Endosperm
Endosperm subterete, commissural face ± flat
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Carpophore
Carpophore bipartite.
Distribution
Three or four species from C & Mediterranean Europe to W & C Asia and N Africa; only one species in Iraq.
Note
Falcaria (from the Lat. falx, falcis, a sickle, falcarius, a sickle-maker – referring to the form of the leaf segments.)
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Sources

  • Flora of Iraq

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0