Ligusticum apiifolium

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Ligusticum apifolium, commonly known as Cerlery leaved lovage is a flowering plant within the carrot/parsley family (Umbelliferae/ Apiaceae).


  • Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
  • Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
  • Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
  • Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
  • Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
  • Subclass: - Magnoliidae
  • Order: Apiales
  • Family: Apiaceae/Umbelliaceae- Carrot family
  • Genus: Ligusticum
  • Species: apiifolium


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Abbreviation: LIAP

Seed sample from: 2011

Average Measurement: 4.5 x 2.1 x 1.4

Measurement Range: L: 4 – 5, W: 2 – 2.5, D: 1 – 2


Shapes: Seeds have two distinct seed faces. One side is more flattened or concave, and the other is more convex. Hilum tapered, opposite apex rounded. Color: Entire seed several shades of brown.

Surface: One seed face has several distinct ridges running longitudinally from hilum to opposite apex. The other seed face has one longitudinal white line running from hilum to opposite apex. Seeds sometimes wrinkled or slightly bumpy, and somewhat lustrous.

Latitudinal Cross Section: ovate LIAP lat.png

Longitudinal Cross Section: elliptical LIAP long.png