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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Tribe: Selineae
Genus: Saposhnikovia
Species: S. divaricata
Binomial name
Saposhnikovia divaricata
(Turcz.) Schischk.[1]
  • Ledebouriella divaricata (Turcz.) Hiroe
  • Ledebouriella seseloides auct.
  • Siler divaricatum (Turcz.) Benth. & Hook.f.
  • Stenocoelium divaricatum Turckz.

Saposhnikovia divaricata, known as fang feng in Chinese,[2] bangpung in Korean,[2] and siler in English,[2] is the sole species in the genus Saposhnikovia (family Apiaceae).



Chinese parsnip root[citation needed] is the root or caudex of Chinese parsnip (Saposhnikovia divaricata). It is traditionally used in traditional Chinese medicine.[3]


  1. ^ "Saposhnikovia divaricata (Turcz.) Schischk.". The Plant List. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Taxon: Saposhnikovia divaricata (Turcz.) Schischk.". Taxonomy - GRIN-Global Web v U.S. National Plant Germplasm System. 29 October 2007. Retrieved 9 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Medical Plant Images Database, School of Chinese Medicine, Hongkong University