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Cryptotaenia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Cryptotaenia
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Species

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Cryptotaenia is a genus of two species of herbaceous perennial plants, native to North America and eastern Asia, growing wild in moist, shady places.

Species

  • Cryptotaenia canadensis
  • Cryptotaenia japonica (syn. C. canadensis subsp. japonica)

Some other species previously included in this genus (as C. africana, C. calycina and C. elegans) have been shown by molecular evidence not to belong in Cryptotaenia (Hardway et al., 2004).

Uses

C. japonica is raised as a seasoning (similar to angelica) and a strengthening tonic, and the sprouts are used in salads. English names for the plant include mitsuba, Japanese wild parsley, honeywort, san ip, and san ye qin (from Chinese: 三叶芹pinyin: sānyè qín). Like parsley, the flavor is clean and refreshing with a slightly bitter taste.

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Wikispecies

Up to date as of January 23, 2010

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Taxonavigation

Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

Main Page
Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Apiales
Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Apioideae
Tribus: Oenantheae
Genus: Cryptotaenia
Species: C. canadensis - C. japonica

Name

Cryptotaenia DC.


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