Apium leptophyllum (Pers.) Benth.

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Apium leptophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Apium leptophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Apium leptophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 2, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Ciclospermum leptophyllum (Pers.) Eichler
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Introduced
Low, weak, hairless annual herb up to 50 cm, sometimes branched from the base. Leaves 3 to 4-pinnate, finely divided. Inflorescences in compound umbels, which appear as multiple simple umbels; lateral in the axils of upper leaves.
Derivation of specific name: leptophyllum: thin-leaved
Habitat: Cultivated lands and gardens.
Altitude range: (metres) 560 - 1820 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: A widespread tropical weed, probably originating in Central America.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 61. as Cyclospermum leptophyllum (Includes a picture).

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 582 - 583. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 18. As Cyclospermum leptophyllum

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 12. As Cyclospermum leptophyllum

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 17.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 23. As Cyclospermum leptophyllum

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 24. as Cyclospermum leptophyllum

Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 56. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Apium leptophyllum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143150, retrieved 28 May 2024

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