Apium annuum P.S.Short

Annual Celery

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 1: 230 (1979) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Erect annual to 20(–50) cm high, often multistemmed. Leaves usually 1-pinnate, upper leaves much smaller than lower, lamina to 5 cm long; leaflets 3–5, ovate-cuneate, to 2.5 cm long, often deeply 3-lobed and lobes again divided; margins crenate to toothed; petiole longer than lamina. Umbels 1–4 cm diam., sessile or subsessile; rays 3–4, unequal, 1–3-(–6.5) cm long; umbellules 3–10(–20)-flowered; pedicels to 5 mm long. Petals c. 0.5 mm long, white, often with reddish midrib. Fruit broad-ovoid, c. 1.5 mm long; mericarps with 5 slender pale ribs. Flowers Oct.–Feb.

Brid, CVU, DunT, GipP, Glep, HSF, LoM, MuM, OtP, VVP, Wim. Also SA, WA. Found mostly in saltmarsh and other saline habitats, mainly in south-western Victoria east to Melbourne, with an isolated occurrence in the Gippsland Lakes area.

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, 2019-11-20
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Apiales
family Apiaceae
genus Apium
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <http://avh.chah.org.au>. Find Apium annuum in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Apium annuum in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Lowan Mallee present native
Murray Mallee present native
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Bridgewater present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Dundas Tablelands present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia