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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Apiales

Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Apioideae
Tribus: Selineae
Genus: Apiastrum
Species: A. angustifolium

Apiastrum Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray Fl. N. Amer. 1(4): 643–644. (1840)

monotypic taxon


Nuttall, T. 1840. A Flora of North America, 1(4): 643–644.
Nesom, G.L. 2012. Taxonomy of Apiastrum, Ammoselinum, and Spermolepis (Apiaceae). Phytoneuron 87: 1–49. PDF. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Apiastrum. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Sept. 2. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Apiastrum. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 2 2018. 2014. Apiastrum. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 5.

Apiastrum is a monotypic genus of flowering plant in the Apiaceae, containing the single species Apiastrum angustifolium, which is known by the common name mock parsley. It is native to California and Baja California, where it is resident in many types of habitat. This is an annual herb producing a branching stem up to half a meter tall from a taproot. Leaves are plentiful along the stem, each up to about 5 centimeters long and split into many narrow lobes. Several inflorescences arise from the stem, often but not always from leaf axils. The inflorescence is a compound umbel of tiny flowers each with five pointed white petals.

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