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Anethum L.
Mark F. Watson
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Aromatic glabrous annuals or short-lived perennials. Leaves 3–4 x pinnatesect into linear segments; base of petioles narrowly sheathing. Umbels compound; bracts and bracteoles absent. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals yellow, obovate, inflexed at apex. Stylopodium subconical; styles short, recurved in fruit. Fruit ovoid-ellipsoid, dorsally compressed, two lateral ribs broadest, almost winged, 3 dorsal ribs narrow. 
Anethum graveolens L.
Anethum sowa Roxb.
    Peucedanum graveolens (L.) C.B.Clarke
Vernacular Name: Dill (English) 

Stems erect up to 75cm. Leaves up to 20cm, segments up to 6.5 x 0.025cm. Umbels to 5cm across, 15–35-rayed; rays 3–5cm. Fruit c 3.5 x 2mm, brown, ribs pale. 

Bhutan: S—Phuntsholing district (Torsa River).

Ecology: Streamside, 200–1200m. Flowers May. 

Specimen List [571]

Note: Widely cultivated for culinary and medicinal uses, sometimes escaping. 

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