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Turgenia Hoffm., Gen. Umb. ed. I, 59. 1814. Boiss., Fl. Or. 2: 1086. 1872; Heywood in Tutin et al, Fl. Eur. 2: 372. 1968.

Plants annual. Leaves 1-2-pinnate; segments lanceolate to oval. Involucre of 1-5 linear to lanceolate bracts or lacking. Rays 2-5. Flowers white to purple; central flower in an umbellet male. Fruit laterally compressed; dorsal, interme¬diate and secondary ridges with 2-3 rows of prickles; lateral ridges on the commis¬sural side with a row of prickles; vittae solitary under the secondary ridges. Inner seed face involute.

A monotypic genus found in Europe and Asia. It differs from Caucalis Hoffm. in the arrangement of the fruit ridges, 2 of which are present on the commissu¬ral surface and also the secondary ridges are not larger than the primary ridges.

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