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Apium graveolens Linn., Sp. Pl. 264. 1753. Boiss., Fl. Or. l.c.; C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c. 679; Wolff in Engler, l.c. 28; Hiroe, l.c.; 54; Tutin, l.c.

  • Carum graveolens (Linn.) K-Pol.
  • Selinum graveolens (Linn.) Krause
  • Seseli graveolens (Linn.) scop.
  • Sium graveolens (Linn.) Vest

    Plants c. I m tall, glabrous, branched. Leaves pinnate; leaflets 1-6 cm long, oval to obovate, usually 3-lobed, sinuate to entire. Peduncle c. cm long or lack┬Čing. Bracts and bractlets lacking. Rays 2-10. Calyx teeth minute. Carpophore bifid. Fruit ovoid to suborbicular, 1-1.5 mm long, I-1.2 mm broad; ridges prominent; furrows 1-vittate; commissure 2-vittate.

    Fl. Per. March to July.

    Distribution: Cosmopolitan plant.

    Wild celery has a wide distribution from the plains to 2000 m and it often grows near water. The fruit contains volatile oil and proteins. It is cultivated as a vegetable.


     

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