Cyclospermum

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Glabrous annual herbs with small taproots. Leaves (1–)3–4-pinnatisect, often ternately dissected. Inflorescence a leaf-opposed compound umbel; bracts and bracteoles usually absent; rays and pedicels slender. Flowers bisexual; sepals inconspicuous; petals elliptic to broad-ovate, sometimes inflexed, often shortly apiculate. Fruit ovoid-globose to c. globose, glabrous or rarely shortly bristly; mericarps with 5 prominent ribs; carpophore shortly divided.

1–3 species, native to America; 1 widely naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Neville Walsh, 2016-01-13
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2018-10-25
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
Higher taxa
genus Cyclospermum
Subordinate taxa