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Electronic Flora of South Australia genus Fact Sheet

Family: Umbelliferae
Foeniculum

Citation: Miller, Gard. Dict. abr. edn 4 (1754).

Derivation: Latin name of the plant, a diminutive of foenum, hay.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Description:
Tall glabrous biennial or perennial herbs; leaves 3- or 4-pinnate with long linear to filiform ultimate segments and a long sheathing base.

Umbels compound; involucre usually absent; involucel usually absent; calyx forming a thickened rim at the top of the ovary, distinct sepals absent; petals yellow, oblong to obovate, with an obtuse to truncate involute apex.

Fruit ovoid-oblong, slightly compressed laterally, glabrous; carpophore 2-fid, persistent; commissure broad; mericarps prominently 5-ribbed; vittae 6, solitary below the grooves and 2 at the commissure.

Distribution:  5 species, chiefly of the Mediterranean region.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available


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