Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Perennial herbs, rhizome slender, glabrous. Leaves in basal rosette, circular-cordate or reniform, with 5–9 irregular, short, more or less crenulate lobes, petiolate, stipulate. Inflorescence a simple umbel; bracts fused at base, lobed. Flowers bisexual; sepals ovate, minute; petals ovate, caducous; nectary low-conical. Fruit flattened dorsally, deeply constricted between mericarps; mericarps smooth with inconspicuous ribs; carpophore not persistent.

A monotypic genus endemic to alpine areas of south-eastern 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 Schizeilema
Subordinate taxa