Opopanax (plant)

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Opopanax chironium 2007-06-02 (flower).jpg
Opopanax chironium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Opopanax

Opopanax is a genus of plants in the family Apiaceae. Species include:[1]

Taxonomic history[edit]

The genus was created by Wilhelm Koch based on the species Opopanax chironium, previously known as Pastinaca opopanax L. and Ferula opopanax Spreng.[2]


  1. ^ "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Generum Tribuumque plantarum umbelliferarum nova dispositio". Nova Acta Physico-Medica Academiae Caesareae Leopoldino-Carolinae Naturae Curiosum. 12 (1): 55–156 (on page 96). Retrieved 8 June 2014.