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Apium laciniatum
(DC.) Urb., Apiaceae
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Present on Pacific Islands?  yes

Primarily a threat at high elevations?  no

Other Latin names:  Cyclospermum laciniatum (DC.) Constance; Helosciadium laciniatum DC.

Common name(s): [more details]

Spanish: capuchilla

Habit:  herb

Description:  "Plants slender, annual, branching above, 1.5-2 dm. high; leaves oblong-ovate, the blades 0.5-3 cm. long, 0.5-3 cm. broad, ternate, then 1-2-pinnate, the segments linear, up to 4 mm. long, about 1 mm. broad, entire to incised-lobed; petioles to 3.5 cm. long, the sheath conspicuously white-scarious-margined ; cauline leaves similar; umbels axillary, sessile, 2-3-rayed, the rays unequal, to 10 mm. long; involucre and involucel wanting; fruiting pedicels less than 10, unequal, to 4 mm. long; flowers greenish to pinkish-white; calyx teeth inconspicuous; carpophore entire; fruit ovoid, 1.5-2 mm. long, 1-2 mm. broad, glabrous, to rugulose or hispidulous"  (Macbride, 1962; 13(5A/1):10).

Habitat/ecology:  "Frequent in rocky places in loma vegetation to Chile. Occasionally a garden weed"  (Macbride, 1962; 13(5A/1):11).

Propagation:  Seed

Native range:  Chile (GRIN).

Presence:

Pacific
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Chile (offshore islands)
Juan Fernández Islands
Isla Más a Tierra (Robinson Crusoe Island) introduced
invasive
Atkinson, Rachel/Sawyer, John (2011)
Chile (offshore islands)
Juan Fernández Islands
Isla Más a Tierra (Robinson Crusoe Island) introduced
invasive
Danton, Philippe/Perrier, Christophe/Martinez Reyes, Guido (2006) (p. 551)
Pacific Rim
Country/Terr./St. &
Island group
Location Cited status &
Cited as invasive &
Cited as cultivated &
Cited as aboriginal introduction?
Reference &
Comments
Chile (continental)
Chile
Chile (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
Perú
Perú
Perú (Republic of)   Macbride, J. Francis (1936) (p. 13(5A/1):11)


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This page was created on 8 FEB 2011 and was last updated on 25 DEC 2012.