Bupleurum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual or perennial herbs, glabrous. Leaves simple, entire, venation parallel, sheathing at base, without a distinct petiole. Inflorescence a compound umbel; involucral bracts present or absent; bracteoles 4–7. Flowers bisexual, yellow or yellow-green; sepals usually absent; petals c. orbicular, apex inflexed; nectary low, entire. Fruit obovoid or oblong-globose, sometimes laterally compressed; mericarps with 5 filiform or narrow-winged, conspicuous ridges; carpo-phore free.

About 150 species, in Eurasia, Africa and North America; 3 naturalised in Australia.

Bupleurum rotundifolium L. (Hare's-ear or Modesty) was once collected from the Lower Loddon River area but has not persisted there.

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 Bupleurum
Subordinate taxa