Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Melanoselinum Hoffm., Gen. Pl. Umbell. 156 (1814)

Monocarpic biennials or perennials, usually hairy;  stems woody.  Lvs 2–3-pinnate;  segments broad.  Umbels compound, pedunculate;  bracts and bracteoles numerous, entire.  Petals white to purplish, ± regular, with apex entire, acuminate, inflexed;  calyx teeth small.  Fr. oblong to ovoid, flattened dorsally, not beaked, spineless, but often pubescent;  commissure broad;  ribs 5 per mericarp, the dorsal slender, the lateral with a thin denticulate wing; lateral wings of opposing mericarps not appressed;  vittae several in furrows.

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

Number of species in New Zealand within Melanoselinum Hoffm.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
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