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Taxon: Apium graveolens L. var. dulce (Mill.) DC.

Genus: Apium
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae tribe: Apieae
Nomen number: 102051
Place of publication: Prodr. 4:101. 1830 (C. H. Persoon, Syn. pl. 1:324. 1805 "β dulce"
  • or A. graveolens Stalk Celery Group
  • fide Greuter (1968 and pers. comm. via e-mail on 4 Aug 2014) the taxa preceded by Greek letters in Persoon's work should be treated as unranked
Name verified on: 03-Oct-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Aug-2014
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 210 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

See other conspecific taxa:

Common names:

  • celery   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • stalk celery   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • bleekselderij   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Dutch
  • céleri   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • céleri à côtes   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • céleri branche   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • Bleichsellerie   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • Staudensellerie   (Source: L. Conrad, p.c.) – German
  • Stielsellerie   (Source: Mansfeld ) – German
  • sedano   (Source: Mult Glossary Crops ) – Italian
  • sedano da costa   (Source: Mansf Ency [as "coste"]) – Italian
  • aipo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • sel'dereĭ chereshkovyĭ   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • apio   (Source: CultTropS ) – Spanish
  • apio bastardo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • apio blanco   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Spanish
  • apio borde   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

  • sometimes naturalized in temperate regions

  • widely cultivated in temperate regions


  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976–. Flores des Mascareignes.
  • Conrad, L. R. 1997. pers. comm. [re. German common names].
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • International Seed Testing Association. 1982. A Multilingual Glossary of Common Plant-Names 1. Field crops, grasses and vegetables, ed. 2.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Mansfeld, R. 1959. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Muminovic, J. et al. 2004. Prospects for celeriac (Apium graveolens var. rapaceum) improvement by using genetic resources of Apium, as determined by AFLP markers and morphological characterization. Pl. Genet. Resources Charact. Util. 2:189–198.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rehm, S. & G. Espig. 1991. The cultivated plants of the tropics and subtropics.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Siemonsma, J. S. & Kasem Piluek, eds. 1993. Vegetables. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 8:86–87. [= A. graveolens Stalk Celery Group].
  • Wang, S. et al. 2011. Genetic diversity in Apium graveolens and related species revealed by SRAP and SSR markers. Sci. Hort. 129:1–8.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).


Check other web resources for Apium graveolens L. var. dulce (Mill.) DC.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops


  • Seeds or fruits: Seed ID Workshop image, from Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
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