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Orlaya grandiflora

Orlaya grandiflora, Photo: Michael Lahanas

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: Orlaya grandiflora

Orlaya grandiflora (L.) Hoffm., Gen. Pl. Umbell.: 58 (1814).

Caucalis grandiflora L., Sp. Pl.: 240 (1753).
Platyspermum grandiflorum (L.) Mert. & W.D.J.Koch in J.C.Röhling, Deutschl. Fl., ed. 3, 2: 360 (1826).
Daucus grandiflorus (L.) Scop., Fl. Carn. ed. 2, 1: 189 (1771).
Lisaea grandiflora (L.) Boiss., Ann. Sci. Nat., Ser. 3, 2: 54 (1844).
Orlaya media Calest., Webbia 1: 266 (1905).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Europe
Regional: Middle Europe
Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia (Czech Republic, Slovakia), Germany, Hungary, Netherlands (extinct, introduced), Switzerland.
Regional: Southwestern Europe
France, Spain.
Regional: Southeastern Europe
Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Kriti, Romania, Sicilia, Turkey-in-Europe, Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Montenegro, Serbia & Kosovo, Macedonia).
Regional: Eastern Europe
Krym, Ukraine.
Continental: Africa
Regional: Northern Africa
Algeria (introduced).
Continental: Asia-Temperate
Regional: Middle Asia
Uzbekistan (introduced).
Regional: Caucasus
Transcaucasus (Gruziya).
Regional: Western Asia
Palestine (Israel, Jordan), Turkey.

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

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 grandiflora. 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. 28. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Orlaya grandiflora. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 28 2018. 2018. Orlaya grandiflora. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 28 Aug. 2018.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Orlaya grandiflora in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2021. Orlaya grandiflora in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Sep 28. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2021. World Plants. Synonymic Checklist and Distribution of the World Flora. . Orlaya grandiflora. Accessed: 28 Sep 2021.
Euro+Med 2006 onwards: Orlaya grandiflora in Euro+Med PlantBase – the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity. Published online. Accessed: 2021 Sep 28.

Vernacular names
مصرى: اورلايا كبيرة الازهار
العربية: أورلايا كبيرة الأزهار
čeština: Paprska velkokvětá
Deutsch: Strahlen-Breitsame
magyar: Nagyvirágú laputurbolya
Nederlands: Straalscherm
polski: Orlaja wielkokwiatowa
svenska: Blomsterkörvel

Orlaya grandiflora, the white laceflower, is a species of flowering plant in the family Apiaceae, native to Mediterranean Europe. Growing to 7.5 cm (3.0 in), this is a multi-branched annual with divided ferny leaves, and flattish panicles of pure white flowers over a long period in summer.[1] The uneven size of the individual florets gives it the appearance of lace, especially when planted in large swathes.

It is a recipient of the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[1] It prefers a sunny, well-drained position.

"Orlaya grandiflora". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 9 June 2020.

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