Melanoselinum Hoffm.

Greek melanos — black, Selinum, classical name.

Biennial or monocarpic perennial herbs with thick stems. Leaves divided 2-3 times. Petals white to lilac. Fruit oblong-ovate, flattened, hairy, more or less black, ridges with toothed and narrow wings.

Grown mostly for the bold foliage.

Seed.

Superficially similar to Angelica but with flat-topped flower heads.

4 species from Macaronesia.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Apiaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Apiales
family       Apiaceae
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