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Annual to perennial herb [shrub, tree], generally from taproot. Stem: generally ± scapose, generally ribbed, hollow. Leaf: basal and generally cauline, generally alternate; stipules generally 0; petiole base generally sheathing stem; blade generally much dissected, occasionally compound. Inflorescence: umbel or head, simple or compound, generally peduncled; bracts present in involucres or 0; bractlets generally present in "involucels". Flower: many, small, generally bisexual (or some staminate), generally radial (or outer bilateral); calyx 0 or lobes 5, small; petals 5, free, generally ovate or spoon-shaped, generally incurved at tips, generally ± ephemeral; stamens 5; pistil 1, ovary inferior, 2-chambered, generally with a ± conic, persistent projection or platform at tip subtending 2 free styles. Fruit: 2 dry, 1-seeded halves (= mericarps), separating from each other but generally ± persistent to central axis; ribs on halves 5, 2 marginal, 3 to back; oil tubes 1–several per interval between ribs.
300 genera, 3000 species: ± worldwide, especially temperate; many cultivated for food or spice (e.g., Carum, caraway; Daucus; Petroselinum); Bupleurum lancifolium Hornem. is historical garden weed; some toxic (e.g., Conium). Mature fruit generally critical in identification, shape given in outline. Hydrocotyle moved to Araliaceae. Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) A.W. Hill is a waif. —Scientific Editors: Douglas H. Goldman, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Key to Apiaceae
Perennial herb, glabrous; rhizomes fibrous-rooted. Stem: prostrate, creeping. Leaf: 1 or tufted, linear to spoon-shaped, cylindric or ± flattened, segmented, entire, without definite blade or petiole, scarious-sheathing at base. Inflorescence: umbels simple, open, generally peduncled; bracts several, inconspicuous; pedicels few, spreading to recurved. Flower: calyx lobes minute; petals wide, white or maroon, short-acuminate, tip not incurved. Fruit: ovate to obovate, ± compressed side-to-side, glabrous; ribs equal or not, 0–all conspicuously spongy-thickened; oil tubes several to many per rib-interval; fruit central axis not obvious. Seed: face rounded or flat.Key to Lilaeopsis
13 species: America, Australia, New Zealand, Africa. (Greek: like Lilaea) [Affolter 1985 Syst Bot Monogr 6:1–140]
Unabridged etymology: (Greek: like Lilaea, now merged with Triglochin of Juncaginaceae)
Previous taxon: Ligusticum grayi
Next taxon: Lilaeopsis masonii
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2013. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on Aug 28 2014
Citation for this treatment: [Author of taxon treatment] 2013. Lilaeopsis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10196, accessed on Aug 28 2014
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