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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: Smyrnieae
Genus: Lecokia
Species: L. cretica

Lecokia DC., Coll. Mém. 5: 67. (1829)

monotypic taxon


Misapplied names
Lecoquia Caruel, Epit. Fl. Eur. 2: 261. 1894. orth. var.


De Candolle, A.P. 1829. Mémoire sur la famille des Ombellifères. Collection de Mémoires pour Servir à l'Histoire du Règne Végétal 5. Paris: Treuttel & Würtz. 84 pp, XIX pl. MDZ Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2018. Lecokia. 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 online. Accessed: 2018 Sept. 10. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Lecokia. Published online. Accessed: Sept. 10 2018.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Lecokia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Apr. 21. Reference page. 2014. Lecokia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 21 Apr. 2014.

Lecokia is a monotypic genus of flowering plants belonging to the family Apiaceae.[2] It just contains one species, Lecokia cretica (Lam.) DC. [1]

It is native to Cyprus, the East Aegean Islands, Iran, Crete, Lebanon, Palestine, South Caucasus (of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan), Syria, and Turkey.[1]

The genus name of Lecokia is in honour of Henri Lecoq (1802–1871), a French botanist.[3] The genus has 2 known synonyms of Apolgusa Raf. and Conilaria Raf.[2]

The Latin specific epithet of cretica means "coming from Crete, where the plant was found.[4] Both the genus and the species were first described and published in Coll. Mém. Vol.5 on page 67 in 1829.[1]

"Lecokia cretica (Lam.) DC". Plants of the World Online. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 7 November 2021.
"Lecokia DC. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science". Plants of the World Online. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
Burkhardt, Lotte (2018). Verzeichnis eponymischer Pflanzennamen – Erweiterte Edition [Index of Eponymic Plant Names – Extended Edition] (pdf) (in German). Berlin: Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum, Freie Universität Berlin. doi:10.3372/epolist2018. ISBN 978-3-946292-26-5. Retrieved 1 January 2021.
Harrison, Lorraine (2012). RHS Latin for Gardeners. United Kingdom: Mitchell Beazley. ISBN 184533731X.

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