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Pakistan | Family List | Umbelliferae | Selinum

Selinum wallichianum (DC.) E. Nasir, comb. nov.

  • Cortia wallichiana (DC.) Leute
  • Peucedanum wallichianum DC.
  • Selinum tenuifolium Wall.

    Plants 1-2 m tall, glabrous. Stem base fibrous. Lower leaves long petioled, 2-3-pinnate, sheathing, up to 20 cm long; upper leaves gradually shorter; pinnae of the upper leaves sessile, deeply incised; segments lanceolate to oval; veins on the under surface pubescent. Involucre of 1 or 2 linear bracts or lacking. Rays 15-30, scabrid. Involucel of 5-10 white margined, linear bractlets, as long as the flower¬ing umbellet. Calyx teeth prominent. Petals white. Fruit pedicels 5-10 mm long. Fruit dorsal and intermediate ridges narrowly winged; dorsal furrows 1-vittate, lateral 1-2-(3)-vittate; commissure 4-6-vittate. Inner seed face plane.

    Type: Kashmir, Edgeworth 173 (K).

    Distribution: Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan.


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