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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: Torilidinae
Genus: Torilis
Species: T. africana – T. arvensis – T. chrysocarpa – T. elongata – T. gaillardotii – T. japonica – T. leptocarpa – T. leptophylla – T. nemoralis – T. nodosa – T. pseudonodosa – T. scabra – T. stenocarpa – T. stocksiana – T. tenella – T. trichosperma – T. triradiata – T. ucranica

Torilis Adans., Fam. Pl. 2: 99, 612. (1763)

Type species: Torilis anthriscus (L.) C.C. Gmel. LT designated by Britton et A. Brown, Ill. Fl. N.U.S. ed. 2. 2: 625 (1913) vide Torilis japonica (Houtt.) DC. Prodr. 4: 219. (1830)


Chaetosciadium Boiss. Fl. Orient. [Boissier] 2: 1078. [Dec 1872 or Jan 1873]


Adanson, M. 1763. Familles des Plantes 2: 99, 612.
Hassler, M. 2017. Torilis. 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. 2017. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2017 Sept. 9. Reference page. 2014. Torilis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 26 Apr. 2014.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Torilis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Borstendolden
English: Hedge Parsleys
suomi: Punakatkot
Nederlands: doornzaad
polski: Kłobuczka

Torilis is a genus of plants in the family Apiaceae which are known generally as the hedge parsleys. They are native to Eurasia and North Africa but have been introduced to other continents. T. arvensis is quite widespread in North America but is facing population decline in the UK.

Selected species:

Torilis arvensis - spreading hedge parsley, Canadian hedge parsley, common hedge parsley
Torilis japonica - Japanese hedge parsley
Torilis leptophylla - bristlefruit hedge parsley
Torilis nodosa - knotted hedge parsley
Torilis scabra - rough hedge parsley


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