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Coelopleurum Ledeb.


Description from Flora of China

Homopteryx Kitagawa; Physolophium Turczaninow.

Herbs, perennial. Stem hollow. Leaves 2–3-pinnate or 2–3-ternate-pinnate, sheaths inflated. Umbels compound, terminal or lateral. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals white, long-elliptic, apex inflexed. Stylopodium short-conic, margin often sinuolate. Fruit ellipsoid or ovoid-ellipsoid, slightly flattened dorsally, glabrous; ribs all broad, thickly winged, lateral ribs slightly broader than the dorsal or nearly equal; vittae 1–3 in each furrow, 2–4 on commissure. Seed face plane or concave. Carpophore 2-cleft to base.

This genus differs from Angelica and other related genera in its nearly equally winged fruit and chromosome number n = 14; see also the taxonomic comment under Angelica.

About four species: E Asia, North America; two species in China.

(Authors: Pan Zehui (潘泽惠); Mark F. Watson)

Lower Taxa


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