Scientific Name:
Torilis Adans., Fam. Pl. 2, 99 (1763)
Vernacular Name(s):
Hedge parsley

Hairy annual, rarely biennial, herbs. Lvs 1–3-pinnate; segments broad or narrow. Umbels compound, pedunculate or subsessile and lf-opposed; bracts present or 0, simple; bracteoles several, simple. Petals white to pinkish, sometimes irregular, with apex entire and inflexed; calyx teeth evident or 0. Fr. cylindric to ovoid, slightly flattened laterally, not beaked, tuberculate or spinous; commissure narrow; primary ribs slender, obscured by spines, ciliate; vittae solitary.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Torilis Adans.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised3
Adanson, M. 1763: Familles des Plantes. Vol. 2. Vincent, Paris.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.