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Pakistan | Family List | Umbelliferae | Chaerophyllum

Chaerophyllum villosum Wall. ex DC., Prodr. 4:225. 1830. C.B. Clarke in Hook. f., l.c.

Plants up to 60 cm tall, pubescent. Roots elongated, fusiform. Lower stem densely hairy; hairs white, deflexed. Leaves 2-3-pinnate, pubescent; pinnae finely divided; leaf sheaths of the upper leaves inflated. Involucral bracts lacking. Rays 6-10, glabrous to pubescent. Involucel of 5-6 linear to lanceolate bractlets; margins white, ciliate or entire. Stylopodium shortly conical; styles short. Fruit cylindrical, 6-9 mm long, narrowed at the apex; 2-6 fruits in an umbellet, the central subsessile; ridges conspicuous; furrows 1-vittate. Inner seed face deeply sulcate.

Type: Nepal, Wallich 558 (K).

Distribution: Afghanistan, Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan.

A common plant in the hills from 2500 to 4000 m. The roots are used as wild carrots.


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