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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: Oenantheae
Genus: Ptilimnium
Species: P. ahlesii – P. capillaceum – P. costatum – P. nuttallii – P. texense

Ptilimnium Raf. Neogenyton: 2. (1825)

Type species: Ptilimnium capillaceum (Michx.) Raf. Bull. Bot., Geneva 1(8): 218. (1830) vide J.M.Coult. & Rose Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 7: 118. (1900)


Rafinesque-Schmaltz, C.S. 1825. Neogenyton: 2.
Feist, M.A.E., Downie, S.R., Magee, A.R. & Liu, M.R., 2012. Revised generic delimitations for Oxypolis and Ptilimnium (Apiaceae) based on leaf morphology, comparative fruit anatomy, and phylogenetic analysis of nuclear rDNA ITS and cpDNA trnQ-trnK intergenic spacer sequence data. Taxon 61(2): 402-418. PDF Reference page.
Weakley, A.S. & Nesom, G.L. 2004. A new species of Ptilimnium (Apiaceae) from the Atlantic coast. SIDA, Contributions to Botany 21(2): 743-752. JSTOR


Hassler, M. 2018. Ptilimnium. 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. 25. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Ptilimnium. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 25 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Ptilimnium in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published online. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 25. 2018. Ptilimnium. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 25 Aug. 2018.

Vernacular names
English: Mock Bishopweed, Mock Bishop's Weed

Ptilimnium is a group of plants in the family Apiaceae described as a genus in 1819.[3][2] The common name is mock bishopweed[4] or mock bishop's weed. It is endemic to the United States, primarily in the Southeast, the Lower Mississippi Valley, and the Lower Great Plains.[2][5]

Accepted species[6]

Ptilimnium capillaceum (Michx.) Raf. - SE + SC + NE USA
Ptilimnium costatum (Elliott) Raf. - SC USA
Ptilimnium fluviatile (Rose) Mathias - SE USA
Ptilimnium nodosum (Rose) Mathias - Georgia, South Carolina
Ptilimnium nuttallii (DC.) Britton - SC USA
Ptilimnium texense J.M. Coult. & Rose - Texas, Louisiana, Florida
Ptilimnium viviparum (Rose) Mathias - Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland


lectotype designated by Coulter et J. N. Rose, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 7: 118 (1900)
Tropicos, Ptilimnium Raf.
Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel. 1819 American Monthly Magazine 4: 192
USDA, NRCS (n.d.). "Ptilimnium". The PLANTS Database ( Greensboro, North Carolina: National Plant Data Team. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
The Plant List, search for Ptilimnium

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