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Apium
Apium
(including celery and the marshworts) is a genus of about 20 species of flowering plants in the family Apiaceae, with a subcosmopolitan distribution in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Australia. They are medium to tall biennials or perennials growing up to 1 m high in the wet soil of marshes and salt marshes, and have pinnate to bipinnate leaves and small white flowers in compound umbels. Some species are edible, notably Apium
Apium
graveolens, which includes the commercially important vegetables celery, celeriac and Chinese celery. Apium bermejoi
Apium bermejoi
from the island of Menorca
Menorca
is one of the rarest plants in Europe, with fewer than 100 individuals left.[1] The genus is the type genus of the family Apiaceae
Apiaceae
and the order Apiales. Species
Species
include:

Apium annuum
Apium annuum
P.S.Short[2] Apium
Apium
australe Apium
Apium
bermejoi Apium
Apium
fernandezianum - johow Apium
Apium
filiforme Apium graveolens
Apium graveolens
L. - celery, wild celery[3] Apium
Apium
inundatum - lesser marshwort Apium insulare P.S.Short[4] - Flinder's Island celery Apium leptophyllum
Apium leptophyllum
- marsh parsley, or fir-leafed celery Apium nodiflorum
Apium nodiflorum
- fool's water cress Apium prostratum
Apium prostratum
Vent. - sea celery[5] Apium
Apium
repens - creeping marshwort

Apium
Apium
species, including garden celery, are eaten by the larvae of some Lepidoptera
Lepidoptera
species including angle shades, common swift, Hypercompe
Hypercompe
icasia, the nutmeg, setaceous Hebrew character and turnip moth.

Lesser marshwort, Apium
Apium
inundatum

References[edit]

^ IUCN Red List: Apium
Apium
bermejo. '^ "' Apium
Apium
annuum". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.  ^ " Apium
Apium
graveolens". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife.  ^ " Apium
Apium
insulare". Australian Plant
Plant
Name Index (APNI), IBIS database. Centre for Plant
Plant
Biodiversity Research, Australian Government, Canberra. Retrieved 2009-10-05.  ^ " Apium
Apium
prostratum". FloraBase. Western Australian Government Department of Parks and Wildlife. 

External links[edit]

Jepson Manual Treatment USDA Plants Profile

Taxon identifiers

Wd: Q2284228 APDB: 188226 EoL: 37297 EPPO: 1APUG FloraBase: 21867 FoC: 102257 GBIF: 3034812 GRIN: 843 IPNI: 39683-1 ITIS: 29591 NCBI: 4044 PLANTS: APIUM VASCAN: 1868 WoRMS: 425953

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