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Seseli Linn., Sp. Pl. 259. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5, 126. 1754; Boiss., Fl. Or. 2: 961. 1872; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., Fl. Brit. Ind. 2: 693. 1879; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1:133. 1958; P.W. Ball in Tutin et al, Fl. Eur. 2 : 334. 1968.

Annual or perennial. Leaves 1-3-pinnate. Involucre of a few to many linear bracts or lacking. Rays few to numerous. Involucel of usually many linear bractlets. Calyx teeth prominent or minute. Petals usually white. Fruit sub-terete or dorsally compressed, glabrous, pubescent or hispid; primary ridges thin or thick, secondary absent; furrows 1-3-vittate; commissure broad. Inner seed face plane.

A genus of about 80 European and Asiatic species.

1 Plants perennial, up to 1 m tall. Fruit 4-5 mm long   Seseli libanotis
+ Plants annual, up to c. 30 cm tall. Fruit 1.5-2 mm long   Seseli diffusum

Lower Taxa

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