Chaerophyllum reflexum Lindl. (Images by Gurcharan Singh & Nidhan Singh (Id by G S Rawat) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos click on the links))


Chaerophyllum reflexum var. acuminatum (Lindl.) Hedge & Lamond (Images by Dinesh Valke (Id by Gurcharan Singh) & Nayan Singh Dungriyal (Id by Gurcharan Singh) & Balkar Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more photos click on the links))


(Images by Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg)) 




Chaerophyllum species in India:

  1. C. cachemiricum C.B.Clarke [synonym of C. reflexum Aitch. which is a syn. of Chaerophyllum villosum de Candolle as per FOC]
  2. C. capnoides (Decne) Benth ex C.B.Clarke
  3. C. orientalis (C.B.Clarke) P.K.Mukh. is a synonym of Pimpinella sikkimensis C.B.Clarke
  4. C. reflexum Lindl.
  5. C. reflexum Lindl. [vars. acuminatum (Lindl.) Hedge & Lamond;
    dissectum (C.B.Clarke) Hedge & Lamond]
  6. C. villosum DC.


  1. Karthikeyan,
    S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009. Flowering Plants of India, Dicotyledons,
    vol-I (Acanthaceae- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. pp. 105-106.
  2. eFI page


Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Chaerophyllum reflexum Chaerophyllum cachemiricum Apiaceae Kashmir Chervil
Chaerophyllum reflexum var. acuminatum Chaerophyllum acuminatum Apiaceae West Himalayan Chervil


Chaerophyllum acuminatum Lindl. (Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan) (syn. of Chaerophyllum reflexum var. acuminatum (Lindl.) Hedge & Lamond)
Chaerophyllum capnoides (Decne.) Benth. (Type: India, jacquemont 308(K).)
Chaerophyllum reflexum Lindl. in Royle (Afghanistan, Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan)
Chaerophyllum villosum Wall. ex DC. (Afghanistan, Himalayas in India and W. Pakistan)


Species with distribution in annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal (Distribution):

Chaerophyllum acuminatum Lindl. (W. Himalaya (Kashmir to W. Nepal)) (syn. of Chaerophyllum reflexum var. acuminatum (Lindl.) Hedge & Lamond)

Chaerophyllum reflexum Lindl. (Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan), Assam, Tibet, Yunnan)

Chaerophyllum villosum Wall. ex DC. (Himalaya (Kashmir to Bhutan))


Chaerophyllum villosum de Candolle [Afghanistan, Bhutan, N India, Kashmir, Nepal, Pakistan].

Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details-

Chaerophyllum : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Chaerophyllum (Pl. click).

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.

Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.

If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.

Any comments/ corrections are welcome.

Pl. go through Chaerophyllum (‎‎Apiaceae) page with images of species (done by me) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.

Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.

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