Taxon: Apium graveolens L. var. dulce (Mill.) DC.

Genus: Apium
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
  Subfamily: Apioideae
      Tribe: Apieae
Nomen number: 102051
Place of publication: Prodr. 4:101. 1830 (C. H. Persoon, Syn. pl. 1:324. 1805 "β dulce"
  • • [or A. graveolens Stalk Celery Group]
  • • fide Greuter (1968 and pers. comm. via e-mail on 4 Aug 2014) the taxa preceded by Greek letters in Persoon's work should be treated as unranked
Name Verified on: 03-Oct-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 04-Aug-2014
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 216 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (seeds and seed oil used fide Food Feed Crops US; Pl Res SEAs 8:86. 1993; Ency CNatIn)
  • Human food: vegetable (fide Ency CNatIn)
  • Materials: essential oils (seed oil used in perfume industry fide Pl Res SEAs 8:86. 1993; Wealth India RM)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury, as Apium graveolens)

Distributional Range:


    . sometimes natzd. in temperate regions


    . widely cult. in temperate regions


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