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Ammi Linn., Sp. Pl. 243. 1753. Gen. Pl. ed. 5. 113. 1754; Boiss., Fl. Or. 2: 891.1872; Wolff in Engler, Pflanzenr. 4, 90: 115. 1927; Hiroe, Umb. Asia 1: 52. 1958; Tutin in Tutin et al, Fl. Eur. 2: 353. 1968.

Annual or perennial. Leaves petiolate, pinnately dissected; segments filiĀ¬form to lanceolate or oval; leaf bases sheathing. Involucre of many entire or divided bracts. Rays usually numerous. Involucel of many linear bractlets. Calyx teeth minute or obsolete. Petals white or yellowish-white. Stylopodium depressed to shortly conical; styles slender. Fruit oblong to ovate; ridges thin; furrows I-vittate; commissure 2-vittate. Inner seed face plane.

A genus with about 10 species, chiefly from the Mediterranean region. A few species have been introduced in America and Asia.

1 Leaves with lanceolate to oval segments. Umbel receptacle not enlarged. Rays slender in fruit   Ammi majus
+ Leaves with filiform to linear segments. Umbel receptacle enlarged. Rays stout in fruit   Ammi visnaga

Lower Taxa

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