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

Genus: Apium
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae tribe: Apieae
Nomen number: 3704
Place of publication: Prodr. 4:101. 1830 (J. Gaudin, Fl. helv. 2:422. 1828 "A. graveolens ββ napaceum")
  • or A. graveolens Celeriac Group
  • although Gaudin (in Flora Helvetica) validly published infraspecific names at 3 hierarchical positions, only his 2nd-level names can be assigned rank (variety, designated by Greek letters and referenced in observations by that term) under the Melbourne ICN Art. 37, the remaining names must be treated as unranked (fide W. Greuter, pers. comm. on 25 Aug 2010)
Name verified on: 03-Oct-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 79 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:

  • celeriac   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • celery-root   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • knob celery   (Source: Food Feed Crops US ) – English
  • root celery   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • turnip-root celery   (Source: Mansfeld ) – English
  • gen qin cai   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • knolselderij   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Dutch
  • ache-douce   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – French
  • céleri rave   (Source: Mansfeld ) – French
  • Eppich   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – German
  • Knollensellerie   (Source: Mansfeld ) – German
  • Sellerie   (Source: L. Conrad, p.c.) – German
  • Wurzelsellerie   (Source: Mansfeld ) – German
  • sedano rapa   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Italian
  • sel'derej korneplodnyj   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • apio nabo   (Source: UPOV ) – Spanish
  • apio rabano   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Spanish
  • apirrábano   (Source: UPOV ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

  • only cultivated



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

  • 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.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (01 September 2015)

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