Scandix Linn., Sp. P1. 256. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 124. 1754; Boiss., Fl. Or. 2:914. 1872; G.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2:692.1879; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1: 32. 1958; Cannon in Tutin et al, Fl. Eur. 2: 326. 1968.
Plants annual. Leaves 1-3-pinnate; segments filiform to linear. Inflorescence terminal and lateral. Involucre of a few bracts or lacking. Involucel of several entire or divided bractlets. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals white. Stylopodium depressed; styles short. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petale white. Stylopodium longer than the seed; ridges distinct, obtuse; furrows 1-vittate; vittae minute or obscure. Inner seed face sulcate.
A genus of about 20 species, chiefly from the Mediterranean region. Most of the species are found in Europe and Asia, a few in North and South America and Australia.