Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Glabrous, perennial herbs with creeping rhizomes. Leaves or phyllodes erect from rhizome nodes, hollow, with thin transverse septa. Inflorescence a simple umbel, rarely compound, few-flowered; bracts inconspicuous. Flowers bisexual, white to purple; sepals minute; petals orbicular, apex acute, inflexed; nectary depressed or absent; style very short. Fruit ovoid or globose, sometimes compressed laterally; mericarp ribbed, ribs near mericarp junction thick and corky; carpophore absent.

13 species, in the Americas, New Zealand and Australia; 3 species in Australia, all endemic.

Source: Duretto, M.F. (1999). Apiaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Lilaeopsis
Subordinate taxa