African Plant Database

Agrocharis pedunculata (Baker f.) Heywood & Jury
Information on the genus : Agrocharis
Basionym : Caucalis pedunculata Baker f.
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Daucus pedunculatus (Baker f.) Banasiak, Spalik & al.
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Caucalis pedunculata Baker f.
 Daucus pedunculatus (Baker f.) Banasiak, Spalik & al. (2016)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Caucaliopsis stolzii H. Wolff
=Gynophyge tansaniensis Gilli
=Caucalis longisepala Engl. ex H. Wolff (1921)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial weak-stemmed herb 7-90 cm tall, with a slightly to considerably thickened rootstock smelling of carrot.
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Ecology : Most commonly in grassland subject to burning; frequently in damp depressions; scrub; among grass in forest; by forest tracks; in vegetation by streams; secondary Parinari, Uapaca, Protea forest; 1060-2800 m alt.
  Rather variable; fruits occasionally with much reduced spines or lacking spines.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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Record n°26862 modified 2007-02-19
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