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Taxon: Ammi majus L.

Genus: Ammi
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae tribe: Apieae
Nomen number: 2899
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:243. 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: 19 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:

  • bishop's-weed   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • bullwort   (Source: F BritStace ) – English
  • false bishop's-weed   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English
  • greater ammi   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • laceflower   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • lady's-lace   (Source: P.K. Mukherjee, p.c.) – English
  • khillah   (Source: Ill L Qatar ) – Arabic
  • ammi élevé   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Bischofskraut   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • große Knorpelmöhre   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • großes Ammei   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • rizzomolo   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Italian
  • visnaga maggiore   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Italian
  • âmio-maior   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • bisnaguinha-do-campo   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • cicuta-negra   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • ameo bastardo   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • ameo mayor   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • slöjsilja   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
    Caucasus: Armenia
    Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
    East Europe: Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Montenegro; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

  • naturalized elsewhere

    Northern Africa: Egypt
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan




Check other web resources for Ammi majus L.:


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  • 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: (06 October 2015)

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