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Taxon: Daucus crinitus Desf.

Genus: Daucus
Section: Daucus
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
Subfamily: Apioideae
Tribe: Scandiceae
Subtribe: Daucinae
Nomen number: 13341
Place of publication: Fl. atlant. 1:242, t. 62. 1798
Link to protologue: https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/305801
Name Verified on: 01-Sep-2010 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 31 (25 active, 5 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Distributional Range:


    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria (n.), Morocco, Tunisia

    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Portugal, Spain (c. & s.)


  1. Banasiak, L. et al. 2016. Phylogeny of Apiaceae subtribe Daucinae and the taxonomic delineation of its genera. Taxon 65:563-585.
  2. Castroviejo, S. et al., eds. 1989-. Flora iberica: plantas vasculares de la Peninsula Iberica e Islas Baleares.
  3. Grzebelus, D. et al. 2011. Chapter 7. Daucus. Wild crop relatives: genomic and breeding resources, vegetables 91-113.
  4. Iovene, M. et al. 2011. Comparative FISH mapping of Daucus species (Apiaceae family). Chromosome Res. 19:493-506.
  5. Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931-1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  6. Lanfranchi, D.-A. et al. 2010. Bioactive phenylpropanoids from Daucus crinitus Desf. from Algeria. J. Agric. Food Chem. 58:2174-2179. Note: reports the presence of uncommon phenylpropanoids structurally related to compounds with antimicrobial and antiparasitic properties
  7. Lee, B.-Y. & S. R. Downie. 1999. A molecular phylogeny of Apiaceae tribe Caucalidae and related taxa: inferences based on ITS sequence data. Syst. Bot. 24:461-479. Note: this study evaluated the monophyly of tribe Caucalideae, and its affinities to tribes Scandiceae and Laserpitieae; the phylogeny resolved Daucus with Pseudorlaya, Pachyctenium and Agrocharis in a well-supported group, with the genus Daucus splitted in two groups, one of of which included D. aureus, D. carota, D. muricatus and D. crinitus; the ML phylogeny resolved D. crinitus sister to D. muricatus
  8. Lee, B.-Y. & S. R. Downie. 2000. Phylogenetic analysis of cpDNA restriction sites and rps16 intron sequences reveals relationships among Apiaceae tribes Caucalideae, Scandiceae and related taxa. Pl. Syst. Evol. 221:35-60. Note: mentions
  9. Martínez-Flores, F. et al. 2012. Molecular and morphological evidence supports the resurrection of a neglected species of Daucus (Apiaceae) from North Africa. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 169:320-337.
  10. Pottier-Alapetite, G. 1979-1981. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones.
  11. Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962-1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  12. Sáenz Laín, C. 1981. Research on Daucus L. (Umbelliferae). Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 37:492-493.
  13. Spalik, K. & S. R. Downie. 2007. Intercontinental disjunctions in Cryptotaenia (Apiaceae, Oenantheae): an appraisal using molecular data. J. Biogeogr. 34:2039-2054. Note: this biogeographic study of Cryptotaenia included members of tribe Scandiceae to reconstruct a phylogeny; Cryptotaenia was resolved as polyphyletic; Daucus crinitus was resolved with moderate support at the base of a group including D. carota, D. syrticus, D. gracilis, D. sahariensis, D. biseriatus, Tornabenea, Pachyctenium mirabile, Pseudorlaya minuscula, P. pumila and Athamanta della-cellae sister to a Macaronesian clade; the biogeographic analysis using either Bayesian or Neighbor-joining supported Macaronesia as part of an ancestral area for that group, with a dispersal event to Europe-NW Africa, and then back for second time to Macaronesia (Tornabenea)
  14. Spooner, D. et al. 2013. Molecular phylogeny of Daucus (Apiaceae). Syst. Bot. 38:850-857. URL: www.aspt.net/systematic-botany
  15. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  16. Valdés, B. et al., eds. 2002. Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification

Check other web resources for Daucus crinitus Desf. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=13341. Accessed 4 June 2020.