Ferula L.
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 246. 1753. (1 May 1753)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Ferula L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-4000014698. Accessed on: 28 Nov 2020'

General Information

Herbs, perennial, monocarpic or polycarpic, often onion-(Allium)-scented. Taproot stout, often woody. Stem branching, alternate, opposite or verticillate, base often clothed in fibrous remnant sheaths. Leaves petiolate, base sheathing, usually broadly so; blade 2–4-pinnate or 2–4-pinnatisect. Cauline leaves reduced upwards. Inflorescences often polygamous, terminal umbels compound, flowers perfect; lateral umbels both compound and simple, flowers bisexual or staminate; bracts usually absent; bracteoles present or absent. Calyx teeth obsolete or minute, triangular (except F. kingdon-wardii). Petals yellow or pale yellow (rarely greenish-yellow), ovate or lanceolate-oblong, apex acuminate, inflexed. Stylopodium conic, base sometimes dilated, lobed. Fruit ellipsoid or ovate-globose, strongly dorsally compressed, glabrous (rarely sparsely puberulent); dorsal ribs filiform, usually prominent, lateral ribs winged, wings narrow or broad; vittae 1–4 in each furrow, 2–12 on commissure. Seed face plane or slightly concave. Carpophore 2-cleft to base.

  • Provided by: [B].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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     Information From

    Apiaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2
    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).