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Genus Scandix Family Apiaceae

Description: Erect annual herbs with slender taproot, ± glabrous.

Leaves 1–3-pinnate, petiolate.

Inflorescence terminal and axillary, usually a compound umbel; bracts leaf-like or absent; rays few; bracteoles several; pedicels slender or absent. Flowers bisexual, white. Sepals minute or absent. Petals oblong to obovate with inflexed apex. Stylopodium depressed.

Fruit subcylindrical, laterally compressed, with a long beak distinct from seed-bearing part of fruit; carpophore entire or divided; mericarps with prominent fine ribs.


Distribution and occurrence: World: c. 12 species, Mediterranean region. Australia: 1 species (naturalized).

Text by J. M. Powell, except for genera with authors listed
Taxon concept:

One species in NSW: Scandix pecten-veneris

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