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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 254. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Type locality: Egypt.
Distribution: Distribution: North Africa, Mediterranean Region, Middle East, Central Asia, W. Pakistan; adventive in N. America.
Comment/Acknowledgements: A species possibly indigenous to the upper Nile region in Egypt and cultivat¬ed in many places in the Mediterranean region and elsewhere. The fruit is used medicinally for digestive ailments and is also used as a spice
Illustration: Cuminum cyminum L. (Illustration)
Map Location: C-6 Peshawar Dist.: Khyber, Jan Mohd. 24.2.64 (RAW); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Islamabad, Zubair Ahmad 4606 (RAW); D-4 Baluchistan; near Quetta, Zaffar Ali 4930 (RAW, UC); E-4 Isplinji, A.H. Khan, s.n. 16.6.59 (PFI-B, RAW); Mastung, R.R. Stewart 816 (RAW); Surkhali, Dick-Peddie 10 (RAW).

 

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Plants slender, 15-30 cm tall, branched. Leaves much divided into filiform segments. Involucre of 5-6 linear, entire or ternate bracts with linear segments. Rays 3-6, 5 mm to 1 cm long. Involucel of long linear, white margined bractlets, 5-10 mm long. Calyx teeth prominent, acute, persistent. Petals rose coloured, unequal. Fruit oblong, 5-6 mm long, setulose; stylopodium conical; styles short, erect; vittae solitary under the secondary ridges; commissure 2-vittate
 
 
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