African Plant Database


Daucus carota L.
Family : APIACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 242 (1753)
Information on the genus : Daucus
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Daucus carota L. subsp. carota
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Daucus carota var. brachycentrus Maire (1931)
=Daucus carota var. excelsus Maire (1929)
=Daucus sylvestris Mill. (1768)
=*Daucus abyssinicus auct. Hochst. ex A.Rich., non C.A.Mey.
=Daucus carota var. hipponensis Maire
=Daucus dentatus Bertol. (1837)
=Daucus carota subsp. dentatus (Bertol.) Fiori (1900)
=Daucus alatus Poir. (1789)
=Daucus carota var. tenuiflorus Alleiz.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Daucus carota L. subsp. carota
Daucus carota subsp. commutatus (Paol.) Thell. (1926)
Daucus carota subsp. fontanesii Thell. (1926)
Daucus carota subsp. gummifer (Syme) Hook. f. (1884)
Daucus carota subsp. hispanicus (Gouan) Thell. (1926)
Daucus carota subsp. maritimus (Lam.) Batt. (1889)
Daucus carota subsp. maximus (Desf.) Ball (1878)
Daucus carota subsp. drepanensis (Tod. ex Lojac.) Heywood (1968)
Daucus carota subsp. sativus Schübl. & G. Martens
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual or biennial herb to 1 m tall, hispidly hairy, with a swollen usually orange taproot; leaves 2-3-pinnate, segments linear; umbels terminal; flowers white or pink, often one or more (central) purple.
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Ecology : In many different habitats (Ethiopia); 1800-2100 m alt.
  Widely cultivated for its edible root. Cosmopolitan. Probably native in SW Asia. Wild and cultivated carrots belong to D. carota s. l., a complex taxon. Cultivated forms are usually placed in subsp. Sativus.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biennial-Herb- Ht 0.3 - 1.8 m. Alt: 150 - 800 m. Distribution: EC, GA, NW, WC

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 43 (2006).

Bibliography other :
  • Fl. Atlant. 1: 240 (1798).
  • Man. Fl. Madeira : 367 (1864).
  • Fl. Algérie [Battandier & Trabut] : 382 (1889).
  • BONNET, E. & G. BARRATTE (1896). Catalogue raisonné des plantes vasculaires de la Tunisie. Paris. xlix - 503p. [p.188]
  • PITARD, C.-J. & L. PROUST (1909). Les Îles Canaries. Paris. 503 p. [p.206]

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • JAHANDIEZ, E. & R. MAIRE (1932). Catalogue des Plantes du Maroc. [vol. 2] Minerva, Lechevalier éds., Alger. [p.550]
  • QUÉZEL, P. & S. SANTA (1963). NOUVELLE FLORE DE L'ALGÉRIE et des régions désertiques méridionales. vol. [2] CNRS., Paris. [p.662]
  • TUTIN, T. G. & al. (ed.) (1968). Flora Europaea. (vol.2) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. [p.374]
  • SÁENZ LAÍN, C. (1981). Research on Daucus L. (Umbelliferae). Anales Jard. Bot. Madrid 37(2): [486]
  • ALI, S. I., S. M. H. JAFRI & A. EL GADI (ed.) (1989). Flora of Libya. vol. 117. Al Faateh University. Tripoli. [p.133]
  • VALDES, B., S. TALAVERA & E. FERNANDEZ-GALIANO (ed.) (1987). Flora Vascular de Andalucía Occidental, vol. 2 Ketrès éditoria, Barcelona. [p.335]
  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, J. L. & J. M. MONTSERRAT (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. I. vol. 1. Madrid. 491 p. [p.467]
  • CASTROVIEJO S. & al. (ed.) (2003). Flora Iberica. vol. 10. Real Jardín Botaníco, C.S.I.C. Servicio de Publicaciones. Madrid. [p.101]

Bibliography other :
  • Bull. Soc. Bot. Centre-Ouest. Numero Special 27: 968 (2007).
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUALIDI (éd.) (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Fl. Prat. Maroc 2: [299]
  • Fl. Tunisie (Le Floc'h & Boulos) : 63 (2008).
 
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Map
carte afrique num 27247
 
Record n°27247
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