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Sanicula Linn., Sp. P1. 235. 1753. Gen. P1. ed. 5. 109. 1754; Boiss., Fl. Or. 2: 832. 1872; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2: 670. 1879; Shan & Constance, Gen. Sanicula in Univ. Calif. Pub. Bot. 25:15. 1951; Hiroe & Constance, Umb. Japan, 15. 1958; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1:14. 1958.

Leaves petiolate to subsessile, 3-5 palmately divided; segments variously toothed. Umbels irregularly compound. Involucre of leaf-like bracts. Involucel of small to large bractlets. Umbellets polygamous or of only male flowers. Calyx teeth prominent. Fruit oblong to ovoid or subglobose, shortly pedicellate, covered with uncinate bristles; vittae few to many; commissure usually 2-vittate. Inner seed face plane to slightly concave.

A genus of about 40 species found in the subtropical and the temperate regions. It is not represented in Australia and New Zealand.

Lower Taxon

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