Torilis japonica (Houttuyn 1777) de Candolle 1830 (Family Apiaceae)


Plant

Leaf

Flower

Fruit

Height: 30-120cm
Annual, Lacks Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - September (Earliest: 22.6)

Protective Chemicals
Sesquiterpenoids Curcumene, Eudesmene, Farnesene, Torilin, Torilolone

Biotopes:
Spruce Forest Edge
Seed Dispersal: Hitch-hiking
Parasites:
Protomyces macrosporus

Epermenia chaerophyllella

Cheilosia pagana Larva
(Root & Stem Borer)
Herbivores:
Cnephasia incertana

Agonopterix heracliana Larva

Chrysolina oricalcia
Sapivores:
Aphis fabae

Cavariella aegopodii

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Upright Hedge Parsley


Pictures © 2003, 2005 J.K. Lindsey

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