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Genus: Apium

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

The genus has a cosmopolitan distribution and of the 25 species, two species occur in southern Africa of which one, Apium prostratum (Sea Celery), is indigenous. Celery Apium graveolens is naturalised in the region.

Publications

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

  • Tutin, T.G. 1968. Apium. Flora europaea 2: 351, 352.

 

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