Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Annual, biennial or perennial aromatic herbs, terrestrial or aquatic (not in Victoria), glabrous. Leaves 1-pinnate or divided ternately. Inflorescence a compound, leaf-opposed umbel; bracts and bracteoles absent. Flowers bisexual; sepals absent or minute; petals c. ovate, white, with a small inflexed tip; nectary short-conical or depressed. Fruit ovoid, laterally compressed; mericarps with 5 prominent ribs; carpophore persistent, shortly bifid.

About 20 species, cosmopolitan; 4 species (1 naturalised) 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.
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2020-01-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Apium
Subordinate taxa