Conium

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Tall annual or biennial herbs with a fleshy taproot, glabrous. Leaves 2–4-pinnate, lobes ovate to lanceolate, toothed to pinnatifid. Inflorescence a compound umbel; bracts and bracteoles ovate to lanceolate or linear; rays stiff. Flowers bisexual; sepals absent; petals obcordate, apex inflexed; nectary thick, flat; styles recurved. Fruit broad-ovoid to globose, slightly flattened laterally; mericarps 5-ribbed, ribs prominent and undulate and usually pale in colour, regions between ribs sometimes minutely ridged; carpophore persistent, divided nearly to base.

2 species, 1 South African, the other widespread in the Northern Hemisphere and widely naturalized.

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 Conium
Subordinate taxa