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Chaerophyllum Linn., Sp. Pl. 258. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 320. 1754; Boiss., Fl. Or. 2: 901. 1872; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2: 690. 1879; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1: 44. 1958.

Root elongated, fusiform or globose. Leaves 1-3-pinnate; leaf bases sheath¬ing. Umbels lateral and terminal, polygamous. Involucre of 1 or 2 linear bracts or lacking. Rays few to many. Involucel of 5-7 linear to oval or ovate bractlets. Petals white. Fruit linear to elliptic, narrowed at the apex; ridges conspicuous; furrows 1-vittate; (vittae obscure in C. capnoides.) Inner seed face grooved.

There are about 40 species in the North Temperate regions, chiefly in Euro¬pe and Asia.

1 Roots tuberous, globose. Leaf segments lanceolate to oval or ovate. Fruit furrows 1-vittate or vittae obscure   (2)
+ Roots elongated or fusiform. Leaf segments Finely divided, filiform to lanceolate. Fruit furrows 1-vittate   (3)
2 (1) Ovary and fruit glabrous   Chaerophyllum capnoides
+ Ovary and fruit densely hairy   Chaerophyllum aquilegifolium
3 (1) Fruit 7-12 mm long; 1-(3) ripe fruits in an umbellet. Leaves 2-3-pinnate. Plants glabrous to sparsely hairy   Chaerophyllum reflexum
+ Fruit 5-9 mm long; usually 2-3 ripe fruits in an umbellet. Plants hairy   (4)
4 (3) Leaves 2-3-pinnate; segments finely divided. Stem and leaves pilose   Chaerophyllum villosum
+ Leaves 1-2-pinnate; pinnae linear to lanceolate; margins regularly serrate   Chaerophyllum acuminatum

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