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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 243. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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


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Annual or perennial. Leaves petiolate, pinnately dissected; segments fili¬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.

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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
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