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Parsnip

Scientific Name
Pastinaca sativa
Scientific Author
Linnaeus, C (1753)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Apiales: Apiaceae)
Reliability
High
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Carpel Dorsal
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Seed Project - mericarp
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Carpel or individual segment of an aggregate fruit (mericarp)

Description

Mericarp Colour: Variable - Light/Dark Brown, Reddish, Striped

Mericarp Length: 4 - 7mm

Mericarp Sculpture: Roughened, ribbed

Mericarp Shape: Elliptic

Fruit broad-elliptic, 5–7 mm long; wings to 0.5 mm broad.
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
13/02/2012 04:31 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 10:55 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa ) Updated on 1/17/2013 10:55:28 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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Free for use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License

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