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Taxon: Bunium bulbocastanum L.

Genus: Bunium
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae tribe: Pyramidoptereae
Nomen number: 316877
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: 27-Apr-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 1 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:

  • black zira   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • earthnut   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • great pignut   (Source: M. G. Pimenov, p.c.) – English
  • noix de terre   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Knollenkümmel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • jordkastanj   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Human food: vegetable   (fide M. G. Pimenov, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional range:

    Northern Africa: Morocco
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom - England [s.]
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Germany; Netherlands; Switzerland
    Southeastern Europe: Croatia; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Spain [incl. Baleares]




Check other web resources for Bunium bulbocastanum L.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google 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: (27 November 2015)

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