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Fennel

Scientific Name
Foeniculum vulgare
Scientific Author
Miller, P. (1768)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Apiales: Apiaceae)
Reliability
High
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Carpel Lateral
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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 - brown/yellow, Striped

Mericarp Length: 2 - 4mm, 4 -7mm

Mericarp Sculpture: Carinate, Striate with five equal ribs

Mericarp Shape: Spooned shaped, generally dorsally flattened

Fruit ovoid-oblong, 4–10.5 mm long; mericarps dorsally flattened with 5 prominent equal ribs
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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
14/05/2012 04:51 AEST
Last Updated
17/01/2013 10:31 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2012) Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) Updated on 1/17/2013 10:31:46 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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