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Anisotome latifolia - megaherb

Celery family: Apiaceae

Anistome latifolia is a perennial herb with large leaves. Its leaves are less dissected and with broader leaflets than those of Anisotome antipoda.
Anistome latifolia
is endemic to the Auckland and Campbell Islands.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: perennial herb to 2 m

Arrangement of parts: symmetric


Flower size: 3-5 mm diam.

Leaf form: 30-60 cm leaves divided 2 times into broad, pointed leaflets

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 10-60 cm

Petals: 5, white-pink

Leaf arrangement: basal, singly on stem

Sexuality: unisexual

Leaf attachment: sheath at leaf base; stipules

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: toothed

Ovary: below petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: dry