Aphanes

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Aphanes
Aphanes arvensis kz1.jpg
Aphanes arvensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Subfamily: Rosoideae
Genus: Aphanes
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Aphanes (parsley-piert) is a genus of around 20 species[1] in the rose family (Rosaceae), native to Europe, Asia and Australia. A 2003 study indicated that Aphanes may belong to the genus Alchemilla, commonly called lady's-mantle.[2][3] They are slender, annual prostrate herbs, much-branched with deeply lobed leaves, pilose (covered with soft hair) and on short petioles. The tiny green to yellow flowers without petals grow in clusters in the denticulate leaflike stipules.

Species include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ D. J. Mabberley (2008). Mabberley's Plant-book: a Portable Dictionary of Plants, Their Classifications, and Uses. Cambridge University Press. p. 25. ISBN 9780521820714. 
  2. ^ Torsten Eriksson; Malin S. Hibbs; Anne D. Yoder; Charles F. Delwiche; Michael J. Donoghue (2003). "The phylogeny of Rosoideae (Rosaceae) based on sequences of the internal transcribed spacers (ITS) of nuclear ribosomal DNA and the trnL/F region of chloroplast DNA" (PDF). International Journal of Plant Sciences. 164 (2): 197–211. doi:10.1086/346163. 
  3. ^ Ji Young Yang; Jae-Hong Pak (2006). "Phylogeny of Korean Rubus (Rosaceae) based on its (nrDNA) and trnL/F intergenic region (cpDNA)". Journal of Plant Biology. 49 (1): 44–54. doi:10.1007/BF03030787.