Cnidium monnieri

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Cnidium monnieri (L.) Cusson ex Juss.

Apiaceae

Life form: annual or biennial

 

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves:

Shape: linear

Division: bipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: achene

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Inflorescence: compound umbel

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Cornidae
Superordo:
Aralianae
Ordo:
Araliales

Cnidium monnieri belongs to the group of annual and biennial plants.

Naming

Cnidium monnieri was already described and the name validly published by Carl Linnaeus. It was Pierre Cusson, however, who reclassified it into todays valid botanical systematics in 1787.

Taxonomy

Cnidium monnieri is a species in the genus Cnidium which contains approximately 11 to 35 species and belongs to the family of the Apiaceae (Carrot Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The plants reach heights of 10 to 80 centimetres.

Leaves

Cnidium monnieri has bipinnate leaves that are alternate. The linear leaflets are ciliate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Cnidium monnieri produces compound umbels of white five-stellate flowers from April to July.

The plants produce achenes.

Root System

Distribution

Cnidium monnieri is native to India, China, Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Vietnam, the European Russia (Belarus, the Ukraine, Moldova, Crimea) and Europe.

Cultivation

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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