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Taxon: Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague ex Turrill

Genus: Trachyspermum
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae).
Nomen number: 36803
Place of publication: Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1929:228. 1929
Comment: no evidence that Sprague contributed any part of this work
Name verified on: 01-Nov-1985 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 4 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:

  • ajowan   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • bishop's-weed   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • Ethiopian-caraway   (Source: van Wyk, pers. comm.) – English
  • kummel   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – English
  • ammi de l'Inde   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • indischer Kümmel   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • ajawa   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India
  • ajowan   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – India
  • ajwain   (Source: R. Kumar [pers. comm., 2008]) – India
  • ajamoda   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Sanskrit
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Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India [native?]

      Naturalized:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Egypt
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan
    Middle Asia: Tajikistan; Uzbekistan

      Cultivated:
  • AFRICA
    Northern Africa: Egypt
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran
    Middle Asia: Tajikistan; Uzbekistan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: India

References:

  • Backer, C. A. & R. C. Bakhuizen van den Brink, Jr. 1963–1968. Flora of Java.
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2002. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. [lists as T. ammi (L.) Sprague].
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Hanelt, P., ed. 2001. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Hedberg, I. & S. Edwards. 1989–. Flora of Ethiopia. (and Eritrea. 2000)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Kumar, R. 2008. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Mansfeld, R. 1959. Die Kulturpflanze, Beiheft 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Mukherjee, P. K. & L. Constance. 1993. Umbelliferae (Apiaceae) of India. [lists as T. ammi (L.) Sprague].
  • Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970–. Flora of [West] Pakistan.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica. [lists as T. ammi (L.) Sprague; = T. copticum (L.) Link].
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa. [lists as T. ammi (L.) Sprague].
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966–. Flora palaestina. [lists as T. ammi (L.) Sprague].
  • van Wyck, B. E. 2012. Review of Apiaceae Southern Africa data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2. pers. comm.
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Check other web resources for Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague ex Turrill:

  • 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 other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • 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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