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Carum bretschneideri Wolff


Description from Flora of China

Plants 20–45 cm. Taproot elongate, slender. Stem solitary or 2–3, little-branched, base without remnant sheaths. Basal leaves ovate-lanceolate in outline, 2–3-pinnate; ultimate segments lanceolate, 5–7 × ca. 1 mm, pinnatifid. Bracts 1–6, linear, ca. 1 cm, ciliate on the margins; rays 8–12, 1–4 cm, slightly unequal; bracteoles 5–8, similar to bracts, as long as or longer than the umbellules; umbellules 15–25-flowered. Calyx teeth small, narrowly triangular, ca. 0.5 mm. Petals white, base shortly clawed. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, ca. 4 × 1.8 mm; vittae solitary in each furrow, 2 on commissure. Fl. and fr. Jun–Sep.

Shady moist places; 1500–2000 m. Hebei, Shanxi.


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