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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Petagnaea
Species: P. gussonei
Binomial name
Petagnaea gussonei
(Spreng.) Rauschert
  • Petagnia saniculifolia Guss.
  • Sison gussonei Spreng.

Petagnaea gussonei is a species of flowering plant in the Apiaceae family, and the only species in the genus Petagnaea.[1] It is found only on Sicily,[1] in Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation, and is threatened by habitat loss.[2]


  1. ^ a b Michael G. Pimenov (2003). Karyotaxonomical Analysis in the Umbelliferae. Science Publishers. p. 40. ISBN 978-1-57808-222-3. 
  2. ^ L. Gianguzzi & A. La Mantia (2006). "Petagnaea gussonei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved July 20, 2007. 

Further reading[edit]

  • De Castro O., Senatore F., Rigano D., Formisano C., Cennamo P., Gianguzzi L. (2008): Composition of the essential oil of Petagnaea gussonei (Sprengel) Rauschert, a relict species from Sicily (Southern Italy). Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 23(3): 172-177.
  • De Castro O., Gianguzzi L., Colombo P., De Luca P., Marino G., Guida M. (2007): Multivariate analysis of sites using water invertebrates and land use as indicators of the quality of biotopes of Mediterranean relic plant (Petagnaea gussonei, Apiaceae). Environmental Bioindicators, 2(3): 161-171.

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