Taxon: Apium graveolens L.

Genus: Apium
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
Subfamily: Apioideae
Tribe: Apieae
Nomen number: 300034
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:264. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Oct-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 03-Oct-1996
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 29 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Yemen
    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia
    • Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Jordan ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Germany ; Netherlands ; Poland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Ireland ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Montenegro ; Romania ; Serbia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Cultivated

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Kenya ; Tanzania
    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Chad ; Eritrea ; Ethiopia
    • South Tropical Africa: Malawi ; Mozambique ; Zambia ; Zimbabwe
    • West Tropical Africa: Cote D'Ivoire ; Nigeria
    • West-Central Tropical Africa: Cameroon
    • Western Indian Ocean: Reunion
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia
    • China: China
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Russian Far East: Russian Federation Primorye
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Europe
    • Eastern Europe: Ukraine
  • Northern America

    • Canada ; Mexico ; United States
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Central America
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile
    • Western South America: Ecuador ; Peru

  • Adventive

  • Africa

    • South Tropical Africa: Mozambique
    • Southern Africa: Botswana ; Lesotho ; Namibia ; South Africa
  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Northern America

    • Mexico ; United States
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: West Indies
    • Central America: Central America
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile ; Paraguay
    • Western South America: Ecuador ; Peru


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