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Melanosciadium pimpinelloideum

Description from Flora of China

Angelica involucellata Diels; Pimpinella pimpinelloidea (H. de Boissieu) M. Hiroe (1979 ["pimpinelloideum"]), not P. pimpinelloides (Hochstetter) H. Wolff (1927).

Plants 0.5–2 m. Taproot 15–20 × 1.5–2 cm. Lower petioles 10–20 cm; leaf blade broadly ovate-triangular, 15–25 × 10–20 cm; ultimate segments ovate, 3–10 × 2–6 cm, base cuneate, margins serrate, apex acuminate, adaxially green, abaxially slightly glaucous. Umbels 1.8–5.5 cm across; peduncles 1.5–4 cm, densely puberulent; rays 5–14, 0.2–2 cm, very unequal; bracteoles 5–10, linear-filiform, 1–6 mm, dark purple or greenish, as long as flowers, pilose; umbellules 10–20-flowered; pedicels 0.5–7 mm, dark purple. Fruit 2–2.8 × 1.7–1 mm. Fl. and fr. Jul–Sep.

Forest margins, bamboo thickets, grasslands; 1400–2900 m. W Guizhou (Bijie), W Hubei (Xingshan), E Sichuan.


 

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