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Selinum Linn., Sp. Pl. 244. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 115. 1754; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2: 699. 1879; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1:153.1958.

Plants perennial. Leaves 1-4-pinnately compound; leaf segments filiform to lanceolate or oval. Involucre of a few linear bracts or lacking. Rays few to numeĀ¬rous, conferted. Involucel of a few to many linear or divided bractlets. Calyx teeth prominent to obsolete. Petals white to purplish white. Fruit oval to ovoid, oblong or sub-quadrate, glabrous; ridges prominent to winged, dorsal furrows 1-vittate, lateral 1-2-(3)-vittate; commissure 2-6-vittate. Inner seed face plane to slightly concave.

A genus of about 8 north temperate species.

1 Bractlets pinnate. Vittae obscure in fruit. Stem base fibrous   Selinum vaginatum
+ Bractlets not pinnate. Vittae evident in fruit. Stem base fibrous or not fibrous   (2)
2 (1) Bractlets white margined. Flowers white. Stem base fibrous   (3)
+ Bractlets not white margined. Flowers whitish, tinded with purple. Stem base not fibrous   Selinum papyraceum
3 (2) Fruit oblong to subquadrate. All ridges broadly winged   Selinum candollii
+ Fruit elliptic to broadly oval. Dorsal and intermediate ridges narrowly winged, lateral broadly winged   (4)
4 (3) Leaf segments lanceolate to oval   Selinum wallichianum
+ Leaf fern-like, segments linear   Selinum filicifolium

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