Apium L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 264 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Temp. & Subtropical Old World, Bolivia to Brazil and S. South America, Subantarctic Islands.


Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Corse, Cyprus, Denmark, Desventurados Is., Easter Is., Falkland Is., France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Juan Fernández Is., Kazakhstan, Kermadec Is., Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Madeira, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Norfolk Is., North Caucasus, Nova Scotia, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay, Pitcairn Is., Poland, Portugal, Queensland, Romania, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, South Australia, South European Russi, Spain, Tadzhikistan, Tasmania, Transcaucasus, Tristan da Cunha, Tubuai Is., Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Victoria, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Arizona, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Botswana, Buryatiya, California, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, Free State, Guatemala, Hainan, Haiti, Hungary, Idaho, India, Inner Mongolia, Kirgizstan, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Louisiana, Marianas, Marshall Is., Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Northwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Mongolia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Northern Provinces, Norway, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Peru, Puerto Rico, Réunion, Sinai, Socotra, South Carolina, South Dakota, St.Helena, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Texas, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Utah, Vietnam, Washington, West Virginia


Heterotypic Synonyms


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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • (2015). https://doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.212.1.2. epublication.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 3: 11.

Flora of Iraq

  • Linnaeus, Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 128 (1754)
  • Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. ed. 1: 264 (1753);

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 128 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 264 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 128 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 264 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1963 Bang, M. [1805] Bolivia K000529966 Unknown Type Material Yes
Elwes, H.J. [s.n.] K002753473 No
s.coll. [s.n.] Argentina K002760057 Yes
Usteri [99] Brazil K001130784 Yes
Eiten, G. [7892] Brazil K001130792 Yes
Glaziou [17624] Brazil K001130791 Yes
Jolinon, J.-C. [1059] French Southern and Antarctic Lands K001574044 Yes
Andrews, J.L.W. [2511] Argentina K002753454 No
Lewis, R. [232] Falkland Islands K000299261 Yes
Lindeman, J.C. [15591] Brazil K001130796 Yes
Lindeman, J.C. [15591] Brazil K001130795 Yes
Besh [74] K002753474 No
Lindeman, J.C. [136] Brazil K001130787 Yes
De Jong, W.; del Aguila, R.; Pacaya, H. [6] Peru K001890124 No
Pedersen, T.M. [10992] Brazil K001130790 Yes
Travers, W.T.L. [s.n.] New Zealand K002753140 Yes
Ratter, J.A. [5005] Brazil K001130788 Yes
Noël, P. [97] French Southern and Antarctic Lands K002753483 No
Lindeman, J.C. [2810] Brazil K001130775 Yes
Gardner [220] Brazil K001130781 Yes
Jolinon, J.C. [1075] French Southern and Antarctic Lands K001634746 Yes
Smith, L.B. [1223] Brazil K001130789 Yes
Burchell [4505] Brazil K001130786 Yes
Krapovickas, A. [37673] Brazil K001130797 Yes
Hatschbach, G. [12624] Brazil K001130798 Yes
Riedel [s.n.] Brazil K001130779 Yes
Dusén, P. [13693] Brazil K001130778 Yes
Sellow [2297] Brazil K001130783 Yes
s.coll. [236] K002753472 No
Sellow [3566] Brazil K001130793 Yes
Miers, J. [3727] Brazil K001130780 Yes
Burchell [1017] Brazil K001130785 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Chile K002753453 No
Saint-Hilaire, A. [A1/371] Brazil K001130777 Yes
[Rio Negro Gatogorn] [s.n.] K002753475 No
Hinton, G.B. [17443] Mexico K002753397 No
Rambo, B. [46328] Brazil K001130776 Yes
Gardner [220] Brazil K001130782 Yes


  • Flora Zambesiaca

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

    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0