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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Umbelliferae
Conium

Citation: L., Sp. Pl. 243 (1753).

Derivation: Neo-Latin, from Greek koneion, hemlock.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Tall biennial or winter-annual glabrous herbs; stems with reddish-brown spots; leaves 3- or 4-pinnate; lobes ovate-lanceolate, serrate or pinnatifid; involucral bracts linear.

Rays stiff; bracteoles of involucel linear, directed outward; sepals absent; petals white, obcordate, with a minute inflexed apex appearing faintly emarginate; stylopodium rising as a thick wall around the divaricately recurved styles.

Fruit broad-ovoid to subglobose, laterally slightly flattened; ribs of mericarps 5, prominent, undulate-crispate; pericarp thick; vittae absent; endosperm horseshoe-shaped in cross-section.

Distribution:  2 species: 1 circumboreal, 1 southern Africa; 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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