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Angelica Linn., Sp. Pl. 250. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 119. 1754; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:706. 1879; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1:156. 1958; Cannon in Tutin et al, Fl. Eur. 2:357. 1968.

Perennial. Leaves petiolate, pinnately or terna-pinnately compound; leaf bases sheathing, broad, inflated. Involucre of a few linear bracts or lacking. Rays 10 to numerous. Involucel of linear bractlets. Flowers white. Calyx teeth lacking or minute. Carpophore divided to the base. Fruit elliptic, oblong to subquadrate; dorsally compressed; lateral ridges broadly winged, not closely appressed at the margins; furrows 1-many-vittate. Inner seed face plane to concave.

A large genus of 80 to 90 north temperate and arctic species found in both the eastern and the western hemispheres. 2 or 3 species have been reported from W. Pakistan.

1 Leaflets oval to ovate, sessile to subsessile. Fruit 8-12 mm long; furrows 1-vittate; dorsal & intermediate ridges approximated   Angelica glauca
+ Leaflets lanceolate to oval; upper leaflets decurrent. Fruit 6-8 mm long; furrows multi-vittate; dorsal and intermediate ridges not approximated   Angelica archangelica var. himalaica

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