Mountain myrrh Oreomyrrhis colensoi, copyright Jeremy Rolfe.

Belongs within: Apioideae.

The Smyrnieae are a group of umbelliferous plants characterised by seeds with a groove on the commisural surface (Allan 1961).

Characters (from Allan 1961): Flowers pedicelled in umbels; styles arising from stylopodia; fruits with distinct, unarmed ribs; seeds grooved on commissural surface.

<==Smyrnieae [Smyrniaceae, Smyrniinae]DK-DW00
    |--Lecokia de Candolle 1829 [Lecokieae]DK-DW00, PC85
    |    `--L. creticaDK-DW00
    |--Smyrnium Linnaeus 1753PC85
    |    |--S. aureumJ23
    |    |--S. olusatrumC55
    |    `--S. perfoliatumH91
    `--Oreomyrrhis Endl. 1839A61
         |--O. andicola Endl. 1839A61
         |--O. colensoi Hooker 1853 [=O. andicola var. colensoi Kirk 1899]A61
         |    |--O. c. var. colensoiA61
         |    |--O. c. var. delicatula Allan 1961A61
         |    |--O. c. var. hispida Allan 1961A61
         |    `--O. r. var. multifida Allan 1961A61
         |--O. ramosa Hooker 1864 (see below for synonymy)A61
         `--O. rigida (Kirk) Allan ex Mathias & Constance 1955 [=O. andicola var. rigida Kirk 1899]A61

Oreomyrrhis ramosa Hooker 1864 [=O. andicola var. ramosa Kirk 1899; incl. O. andicola var. apiculata Kirk 1899, O. haastii Hooker 1864]A61

*Type species of generic name indicated


[A61] Allan, H. H. 1961. Flora of New Zealand vol. 1. Indigenous Tracheophyta: Psilopsida, Lycopsida, Filicopsida, Gymnospermae, Dicotyledones. R. E. Owen, Government Printer: Wellington (New Zealand).

[C55] Candolle, A. de. 1855. Géographie Botanique Raisonée: Ou exposition des faits principaux et des lois concernant la distribution géographique des plantes de l’époque actuelle vol. 2. Librairie de Victor Masson: Paris.

[DK-DW00] Downie, S. R., D. S. Katz-Downie & M. F. Watson. 2000. A phylogeny of the flowering plant family Apiaceae based on chloroplast DNA rpl16 and rpoC1 intron sequences: towards a suprageneric classification of subfamily Apioideae. American Journal of Botany 87 (2): 273–292.

[H91] Hubálek, Z. 1991. Biogeographic indication of natural foci of tick-borne infections. In: Dusbábek, F., & V. Bukva (eds) Modern Acarology: Proceedings of the VIII International Congress of Acarology, held in České Budĕjovice, Czechoslovakia, 6–11 August 1990 vol. 1 pp. 255–260. SPB Academic Publishing: The Hague.

[J23] James, E. 1823. Account of an Expedition from Pittsburgh to the Rocky Mountains, performed in the years 1819 and ’20, by order of the Hon. J. C. Calhoun, sec’y of war: under the command of Major Stephen H. Long. From the notes of Major Long, Mr. T. Say, and other gentlemen of the exploring party vol. 1. H. C. Carey & I. Lea: Philadelphia.

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