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Taxon: Levisticum officinale W. D. J. Koch

Genus: Levisticum
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae
Nomen number: 22014
Place of publication: Nova Acta Phys.-Med. Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 12:101, fig. 41. 1824 (Gen. pl. Umbell.)
Name verified on: 06-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 14-Feb-2013
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 5 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:

  • lovage   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • ou dang gui   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • ache des montagnes   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • lévistique officinale   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • livêche   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Liebstöckel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • Maggikraut   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • ljubistok   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • apio de montaña   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • levístico   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • libbsticka   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran

  • naturalized elsewhere



Check other web resources for Levisticum officinale W. D. J. Koch:


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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: (03 September 2015)

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