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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.

1 Umbels with 5-9 rays. Bractlets not pinnately divided   Scandix iberica
+ Umbels with 1-3 rays. Bractlets divided or not divided   (2)
2 (1) Flowers and fruits shortly pedicellate. Fruit 2.5-3.5 cm long. Bractlets simple or bilobed   Scandix pecten-veneris
+ Flowers and fruits sessile. Fruit 1.5-2.5 cm long. Bractlets pinnately divided   Scandix stellata

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