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Taxon: Coriandrum sativum L.

Genus: Coriandrum
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae tribe: Coriandreae
Nomen number: 11523
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:256. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 226 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • Chinese-parsley   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • cilantro   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • coriander   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • yan sui   (Source: M. F. Watson, p.c.) – Transcribed Chinese
  • coriandre   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • coriandre cultivé   (Source: L Noms French ed7 ) – French
  • Koriander   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • dhaniya   (Source: P.K. Mukherjee, p.c.) – India
  • coriandolo   (Source: F Ital ) – Italian
  • coriandro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Italian
  • coentro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • coriandro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • culantro   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • koriander   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

  • naturalized worldwide

    Northern Africa: Morocco
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
    East Europe: Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Romania
    Southern South America: Argentina
  • also cultivated elsewhere

  • probable origin Mediterranean region



Check other web resources for Coriandrum sativum L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.


  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (26 November 2015)

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