Gingidia

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial taprooted or rhizomatous herbs, glabrous. Leaves mostly basal, petiolate, 1–2(–3 outside Victoria)-pinnate; leaflets ovate, rhombic or fan-shaped, often glaucous, sessile or sometimes petiolulate; petioles c. erect, sheathing at base. Inflorescence, axillary, a compound umbel; bracts and bracteoles few-several, narrow-linear, free or partially fused. Flowers bisexual or unisexual and then the plants polygamous; sepals small; petals broad-ovate, tip strongly inflexed; nectary low-conical. Fruit ovoid, ellipsoid or oblong; mericarps 5-ribbed, lateral ribs sometimes winged; carpophore persistent, entire or notched.

7 species, from Australia and New Zealand; 3 species (2 endemic) in Australia.

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 Gingidia
Subordinate taxa