Angelica L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 250. 1753. (1 May 1753)

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Angelica L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 27 Oct 2021'

General Information

Herbs, biennial or perennial. Root often stout, conic or cylindric. Leaves petiolate, petiole sheaths conspicuously inflated; blade 1–4-pinnate or 1–3-ternate-pinnate. Umbels compound, terminal and lateral; bracts many or a few, rarely absent; rays many to several; bracteoles many or a few, entire. Calyx teeth obsolete or ovate-triangular. Petals white, rarely pink or dark purple, ovate to obovate, apex incurved. Stylopodium short-conic. Fruit ovoid to orbicular, dorsally compressed; dorsal ribs filiform, lateral ribs broad- or narrow-winged, separated when mature; vittae often 1–2 in each furrow, 2–4 on commissure. Seed face plane or slightly concave. Carpophore 2-cleft to base.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Of CHina @
    • 26. Angelica L.

      Por L. Constance y J. Affolter.

      Hierbas perennes, robustas a delgadas, erectas, caulescentes, ramificadas, glabras a tomentosas, con robustas raíces axonomorfas. Hojas pecioladas, membranáceas a subcoriáceas, pinnadas o pinnado-ternadas, compuestas, generalmente con folíolos anchos, dentados o lobados o, menos comúnmente, disecados; pecíolos envainadores, las vainas caulinares frecuentemente infladas y sin láminas. Inflorescencia de umbelas compuestas, laxas; pedúnculos terminales y laterales; involucro ausente o de pocas brácteas foliáceas (o raramente de brácteas casi tan largas como los radios); radios muy numerosos a escasos, patente-ascendentes, frecuentemente unidos en la base; involucelo de numerosas bractéolas angostas, enteras o ausentes; pedicelos delgados, patentes, frecuentemente unidos por una membrana. Dientes del cáliz diminutos a conspicuos o ausentes; pétalos ovados a obovados, con un ápice inflexo más angosto, blancos, rosados o purpúreos; estilos cortos a delgados, el estilopodio generalmente bajo-cónico. Frutos oblongo-ovados a obovados, conspicuamente aplanados dorsalmente, glabros a tomentosos; carpóforo 2-partido; costillas 5, las dorsales filiformes a alado delgada o suberosamente, las laterales anchamente con alas delgadas o suberosas; costillas de los 2 mericarpos separadas; vitas escasas a numerosas, adheridas al pericarpo o a la semilla; semilla frecuentemente sulcada por debajo de los intervalos, la cara aplanada o cóncava. Aprox. 75 spp. Circumboreal, desde Alaska y Siberia al S. de México y el Mediterráneo.

      La única especie en Mesoamérica es Angelica nelsonii .

    • Provided by: [C].Flora Mesoamericana
      • Source: [
      • 1
      • ]. 

      "Fr oval, oblong, elliptic, or orbicular, usually flattened dorsally, the lateral and often also the dorsal ribs evidently winged, or the ribs sometimes all merely elevated and corky-thickened; carpophore bifid to the base; umbels very large, compound; bracts none or few and linear; rays many; umbellets densely many-fld; bractlets linear or filiform; sep minute or none; stylopodium broadly conic; pet in ours white or greenish-white; stout, taprooted, usually single- stemmed perennials with long-petioled, pinnately decompound basal lvs and progressively reduced upper lvs, the uppermost often bladeless, the lfls otherwise broad and toothed or cleft. 50, circumboreal"

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       Information From

      World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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      Flora Of CHina @
      'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
      • B Missouri Botanical Garden
      Flora Mesoamericana
      Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
      • C Missouri Botanical Garden
      New York Botanical Garden
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      World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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