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Cicuta Linn., Sp. Pl. 255. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 123. 1754; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2: 679. 1879; Wolff in Engler, Pflanzenr. 4, 90:75. 1927; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1: 136. 1958.

Perennial. Roots fibrous from a tuberous root base. Leaves compound, I-3-pinnate. Umbels terminal and lateral. Involucral bracts usually lacking. Rays numerous. Involucel of linear, minute bractlets. Flowers white. Calyx teeth minute. Fruit oval to ovoid, slightly compressed; ridges prominent, corky; furrows 1-vittate. Inner seed face plane to slightly concave.

A genus of about 10 species found in Europe, Asia and America. The plants grow in wet places and are poisonous.

Lower Taxon


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