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Bupleurum rotundifolium
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Bupleurum

Buprestis Spreng.

Bupleurum is a large genus of annual or perennial herbs or woody shrubs, with about 190 species, belonging to the family Apiaceae. The full size of its species may vary between a few cm to up to 3 m high. Their compound umbels of small flowers are adorned with bracteoles that are sometimes large and may play a role in attracting pollinators. Rare among the Apiaceae are the simple leaves, bracts (if present), and bracteoles. The genus is almost exclusively native in the Old World Northern Hemisphere, with one species native to North America and one species native to southern Africa.[1]


These species are accepted by The Plant List:[2]


  1. ^ Neves, Susana; Watson, Mark F. (2004). "Phylogenetic Relationships in Bupleurum (Apiaceae) Based on Nuclear Ribosomal DNA ITS Sequence Data" (PDF). Annals of Botany. 93: 379–398. doi:10.1093/aob/mch052. PMC 4242331. PMID 14980972. Retrieved 19 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Bupleurum". The Plant List. Retrieved 3 August 2017.

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