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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
South America (Pacific rim)
South America (Pacific rim)
Chile (Republic of) native
U.S. Dept. Agr., Agr. Res. Serv. (2013)
South America (Pacific rim)
South America (Pacific rim)
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.