6016.000 Ammi L.

Description of the genus

Annual or biennial herbs with a taproot. Leaves variously pinnatisect. Umbels compound, pedunculate, numerous; involucre and involucel present, the bracts pinnate, the bracteoles narrow and undivided. Calyx-teeth obsolete. Petals white or sometimes creamy, glabrous, incised above. Fruit narrowly elliptical to oblong-elliptical, only slightly laterally compressed. Endosperm bluntly pentagonal in section, commissural face slightly concave or almost flat.

Worldwide: 3-4 species in Macaronesia, the Mediterranean and W Asia.

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

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majus L.

Other sources of information about Ammi:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ammi
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ammi
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ammi
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ammi
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Ammi
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ammi
JSTOR Plant Science: Ammi
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ammi
Plants of the World Online: Ammi
Tropicos: Ammi
Wikipedia: Ammi

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Ammi.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1840, retrieved 12 June 2024

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