Colors

Data mode

Account

Login
Sign up

Copy permalink to share

Sanicula Linnaeus. Sanicle, Snakeroot.

Contributed by Bruce A. Sorrie & Alan S. Weakley

Key to Sanicula

A genus of about 41 species, herbs, nearly cosmopolitan (Plunkett et al. 2018).

Key advice:Most Sanicula species cannot be reliably determined from sterile plants; fruits or flowers are required for identification. An important character is the length of the styles in relation to the calyx and/or to the bristles on the fruit. In the longer-styled species, the styles are slender and curved outward, sometimes enmeshed in the bristles, but distinctly longer than them and also longer than the calyx. In the shorter-styled species, the styles are straight to slightly curved, shorter than or about as long as the bristles, and more or less included in the calyx. In most species the calyx is inconspicuous, but consists of 5 deltoid to narrowly triangular (or even subulate) calyx lobes, 0.4-2.0 mm long, at the summit of the schizocarp (the fruit).

Ref: Bicknell (1897); Mathias & Constance (1945); Plunkett et al. (2018a) In Kadereit & Bittrich (2018); Pryer & Phillippe (1989). Show full citations.

Show in key(s)

Show parent family

Show species in Sanicula

Your browser does not support SVGs

Hover over a shape, letter, icon, or arrow on the map for definition or see the legend. Data for arrows not developed for genera and families which may have species only occurring outside the flora area.


Feedback

See something wrong or missing on about Sanicula? Let us know here: (Please include your name and email if at all complicated so we can clarify if needed.)


« show previous | back to original search ↑ | show next »

Cite as...