Conioselinum scopulorum (A.Gray) J.M.Coult. & Rose
An apiacid of moist montane coniferous forest, found in the Rocky Mountains and adjacent
ranges. Conioselinum scopulorum is easily confused with Ligusticum porteri, but
the two differ as follows: Conioselinum scopulorum has fruits that are dorsally
compressed (flattened parallel to the commissure where the two carpels are connate) and has
prominent, linear bracts in the involucel, the longer of which are about as long as the
pedicels; Ligusticum porteri has fruits that are laterally compressed (flattened
perpendicular to the commissure) and the involucel is absent or minute, with the bracts
ca. 1/10 the length of the pedicels.
An inflorescence at the trailhead for the Redstone Trail, Bursum Road, Mogollon Mountains,
Catron County, New Mexico, 13 Sep 2009.
Immature fruits at the head of the Redstone Trail, 13 Sep 2009.
An upper cauline leaf at the head of the Redstone Trail, 13 Sep 2009.
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