6142.000 Daucus L.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Biennial herbs; stem solitary, erect. Leaves basal, petiolate; pinnately decompound, upper leaves reduced, becoming sessile wholly sheathing. Inflorescence umbel, terminal and axillary, loosely compound; bracts numerous, usually reflexed; bracteols numerous. Flowers with calyx teeth obsolete to conspicuous; petals white or yellow, with an inflexed apex. Fruit ellipsoid, dorsally compressed; primary ribs bristly, secondary ribs winged. Seeds shallowly concave.

Worldwide: c. 30 species in Europe, Mediterranean, Asia, tropical Africa, Australia and New Zealand and America

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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carota L.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Daucus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Daucus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Daucus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Daucus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Daucus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Daucus
JSTOR Plant Science: Daucus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Daucus
Plants of the World Online: Daucus
Tropicos: Daucus
Wikipedia: Daucus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Daucus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1658, retrieved 10 June 2023

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