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Apiaceae

See list of 45 genera in this family

The concept of an expanded Apiaceae (i.e., one that includes the Araliaceae) has always 
been challenged. However, recognition of a monophyletic Araliaceae s.s. forces inclusion of some “Apioid” genera within the Araliaceae, and also requires recognition of the Myodocarpaceae, an Australasian group that combines morphological characters of both 
the Apiaceae and Araliaceae. In light of such evidence, one inclusive family is recognized here—Apiaceae. Schizocarp compression is an important morphological character in 
this family. How compression is referenced varies by author. Those species that have schizocarps compressed parallel to the commissure are sometimes referred to as “dorsally compressed.” Those species that have schizocarps compressed perpendicular to the commissure are sometimes referred to as “laterally compressed.”

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