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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: Scandiceae
Subtribus: Daucinae
Genus: Orlaya
Species: O. daucoides – O. daucorlaya – O. grandiflora

Orlaya Hoffm., Gen. Pl. Umbell. 26, 58. (1814).

Type species: Orlaya grandiflora Hoffm., Gen. Pl. Umbell. 26, 58 (1814).


Muitis Raf., Good Book: 54 (1840).
Nigera Bubani, Fl. Pyren. 2: 404 (1899).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Regional: Middle Europe
Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands (extinct, introduced), Switzerland.
Regional: Southwestern Europe
Corse, France, Portugal, Sardegna, Spain.
Regional: Southeastern Europe
Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Romania, Sicilia, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia.
Regional: Eastern Europe
Continental: Africa
Regional: Northern Africa
Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia.
Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: Middle Asia
Uzbekistan (introduced).
Regional: Caucasus
Regional: Western Asia
Cyprus, East Aegean Islands, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Turkey.

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Hoffmann, G.F. 1814. Genera Plantarum Umbelliferarum Eorumque Characteres Naturales Secundum Numerum, Figuram, Situm et Proportionem Omnium Fructificationis Partium. Accedunt Icones et Analyses Aeri Incisae. 182 pp., N.S. Vsevolozskianis, Moscow. Reference page.


Hassler, M. 2018. Orlaya. 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 Aug. 26. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Orlaya. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 26 2018. 2014. Orlaya. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 29 Mar. 2014.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Orlaya in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Orlaya is a genus of flowering plants from Europe in the family Apiaceae, with between 1 and 11 species.[1] They are annuals with finely-divided leaves, and umbels of lacy pink or white flowers. O. grandiflora, white laceflower, is well-known and widely cultivated as an ornamental in the UK and elsewhere. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.[2][3]

The following species are currently accepted:-[1]

Orlaya daucorlaya Murb.
Orlaya grandiflora (L.) Hoffm.
Orlaya kochii Heywood
Orlaya topaliana Beauverd


"Orlaya". The Plant List. Retrieved 14 April 2018.
"RHS Plantfinder - Orlaya grandiflora". Retrieved 14 April 2018.
"AGM Plants - Ornamental" (PDF). Royal Horticultural Society. July 2017. p. 70. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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