Open Access A revision of Conioselinum Hoffm. (Umbelliferae) in the Old World

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Conioselinum (Umbelliferae-Apioideae) and related taxa of the Old World are critically revised. In total, 18 species are accepted in Conioselinum, three of which are distributed in North America, one in Europe and sixteen in Asia. Carpoanatomical examination showed that some species of Ligusticum described from China are closer to C. tataricum (the type of the name Conioselinum) and other known species of that genus than to L. scoticum (the type of the name Ligusticum); consequently seven new names in Consioselinum are validated: C. nematophyllum, C. pseudoangelica, C. sinchianum, C. sinomedicum, C. smithii, C. tenuisectum and C. tenuissimum. Three new species are described: C. nepalense from Nepal, C. reflexum from SW China and C. shanii from central China.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2003

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