Numeric taxonomy of some Apioideae species, based on general morphology and carpological features

Magdy M. MOURAD & Abdelsalam AL-NOWAIHI

en Adansonia 35 (2) - Pages 375-389

Published on 27 December 2013

The gross morphology as well as fruit morphological and anatomical characters of twenty four taxa of subfamily Apioideae was investigated to show their taxonomic location as compared to Drude’s classification (1898). The classification of the studied taxa is summarised as follows: 1) Pimpinella L. of Drude’s tribe Ammineae is segregated alone in a separate branch; 2) some of the genera of tribe Ammineae namely Ammi L., Apium L., Petroselinum Hill, Ridolfia Moris and Carum L. are agglomerated in subgroup I of group I; 3) Chaerophyllum L. of tribe Scandicineae subtribe Scandicinae, Torilis Adans. of tribe Scandicineae subtribe Caucalinae and Cuminum L. of tribe Ammineae are separated in the form of separate branches from subgroup I of group I; 4) Bifora Hoffm. and Coriandrum L. of tribe Coriandreae are also separated together in subgroup II of group I; 5) Anethum L. of tribe Ammineae and Malabaila Hoffm. of tribe Peucedaneae subtribe Tordyliinae are clustered with Foeniculum Mill. of tribe Ammineae in subgroup III of group I; 6) Daucus L. of tribe Dauceae and Pseudorlaya (Murb.) Murb. of tribe Scandicineae subtribe Caucalinae are clustered together in group II; and 7) Deverra DC. species and Bupleurum semicompositum L. of tribe Ammineae are clustered together in group III. The obtained data were numerically analyzed by the NTsys-PC program package using the UPGMA clustering method.


Apiaceae, Apioideae, Umbelliferae, gross morphology, fruit morphology and anatomy

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