Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Foeniculum Mill., Gard. Dict., ed. 4, 3, (1754)

Glabrous, biennial or perennial herbs, with taproots.  Lvs 3–5-pinnate; segments filiform.  Umbels compound, pedunculate;  bracts and bracteoles 0. Petals yellow, regular, with entire, obtuse, inflexed apex;  calyx teeth 0.  Fr. ovoid-oblong, terete, not beaked, spineless;  commissure broad;  ribs 5 per mericarp, stout, the lateral somewhat broader;  vittae solitary in furrows.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Foeniculum Mill.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.
Miller, P. 1754: The Gardeners Dictionary. Vol. 3. Edition 4. London.