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Genus: Anthriscus (Chervil genus)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Order: Apiales > Family: Apiaceae

Total of 10-12 species, native to Europe, Asia and Africa. Anthriscus sylvestris is the only species in southern Africa and is thought to be naturalised rather than native. In addition, Anthriscus cerefolium (Chervil) is cultivated as a cullinary herb.

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI).

Anthriscus sylvestris

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Anthriscus cerefolium (Chervil)

Native from Europe to western Asia.

Publications

  • Burtt, B.L. 1991. Umbelliferae of southern Africa: an introduction and annotated checklist. Edinburgh Journal of Botany 48: 133-282.

 

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