Caropodium

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Caropodium

 

a genus of herbaceous plants of the family Umbelliferae. There are five species, growing in Southwest Asia. Two species are found in the USSR, in Transcaucasia. The best-known species is C. platycarpum (often assigned to the genus Grammosdadium), a perennial reaching 40 cm in height and having thrice-pinnatisect leaves. The fruits contain a valuable essential oil (up to 80 percent linalool), which is used in the confectionery and perfume industries.

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