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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 256. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Flower/Fruit: Fl. Per. Early spring to early summer.
Type: Type locality: Italy.
Distribution: Distribution: A cosmopolitan cultivated plant.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Coriander is a very common cultivated plant in the plains and the hills. Its wild distribution is uncertain. The leaves and the fruits are used as a spice. The fruits are also used in digestive ailments.
Map Location: B-7 Hazara: Abbottabad, S.B. Akhtar, 8.4.54 (PFI-B). B-8 Gilgit Agency: Rama to Gorikot, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 21950 a (RAW). C-6 Khyber Agency: Forester, 31.3.64 (PFI-B). C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Company Bagh, near Murree, Ansari 36 (RAW). D-4 Baluchistan: below Kach, Zaffar Ali 5723 (RAW); Quetta, Ved Parkash 16508 (RAW).


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Plants 15-60 cm tall, branched. Basal leaves ternately lobed; segments oval to ovate; margin toothed; cauline leaves pinnately dissected; segments linear. Rays 3-6, unequal. Calyx teeth prominent, unequal. Petals purplish-white, the outer larger, bilobed. Styles slender, spreading, 1.5-2.5 mm long. Fruit sub-globose, c. 4 mm long; vittae in furrows obscure; commissure 2-vittate. Inner seed face concave.
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