Taxon: Anthriscus sylvestris (L.) Hoffm.

Genus: Anthriscus
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
  Subfamily: Apioideae
      Tribe: Scandiceae
        Subtribe: Scandicinae
Nomen number: 316555
Place of publication: Gen. pl. umbell. 40. 1814
Name Verified on: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Harmful organism host: crop diseases (of cultivated umbellifers fide Polish Bot Stud 13:47. 1997)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Cooper & Johnson ed2; Lampe & McCann)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide F USSR)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Zaire
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia
    • China: China - Anhui, - Hebei, - Hunan, - Hubei, - Gansu, - Jiangxi, - Jiangsu, - Jilin, - Liaoning, - Shanxi, - Shaanxi, - Sichuan, - Yunnan, - Nei Monggol, - Xinjiang, - Xizang
    • Eastern Asia: Japan; Korea
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Turkmenistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation-Far East - Far East
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Eastern Siberia - Eastern Siberia; Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Iran; Iraq; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India - Himachal Pradesh, - Jammu and Kashmir; Nepal
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: Lesotho; South Africa - Eastern Cape
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Chile

  • Cultivated:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Western Asia: Turkey


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