Conopodium

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Authors: W.D.J.Koch
Protologue: No protologue
Synonyms: Butinia Boiss., Heterotaenia Boiss.
Type species: Conopodium denudatum
Type species authors: W.D.J.Koch
Type species synonyms: No synonyms
Number of species: 20
Distribution: Europe (W, SW, S), Africa (N, NW)
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Features: fruits separating into mericarps; ovate or elliptic or lanceolate or linear-lanceolate; with carpophore bifid to the base; beak absent or with short beak; mericarps homomorphic; glabrous; 2.0-6.5 mm long; 0.4-1.8 mm broad; terete; with primary ribs; all primary ribs inconspicuous or all primary ribs equal, filiform; mericarp ribs straight; with entire margin; calyx teeth obsolete; stylopodia conical; styles medium or styles long; erect or spreading or recurved; cell borders indistinct; surface irregularly rugate; cuticle smooth or cuticle sparse rugulate; exocarp cells small; commissure narrow, exocarp almost reaches carpophore; inner fibrous mesocarp obsolete; mesocarp parenchyma not lignified; vascular bundles compact; vittae vallecular and commissural; solitary in furrows or 2–5 in each furrow; two on commissural side or 4–10 on commissural side; rib sectetory ducts obsolete; endocarp not lignified; endosperm with broad, shallow groove on commissural side or endosperm with narrow, deep groove on commissural side; embryo with two cotyledons.

Note: СЭМ: Границы клеток неразличимы, поверхность беспорядочно морщинистая, кутикула гладкая или неясно морщинистая.