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Taxon: Crithmum maritimum L.

Genus: Crithmum
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae tribe: Pyramidoptereae
Nomen number: 402237
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:246. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 25-May-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 29-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7).
Accessions: 2 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:

  • rock samphire   (Source: M. G. Pimenov, p.c.) – English
  • samphire   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • sea-fennel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – English
  • fenouil marin   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Meerfenchel   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • funcho-do-mar   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Portuguese
  • hinojo marino   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • saltmärke   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Egypt [n.]; Libya [n.]; Morocco; Tunisia
    Western Asia: Cyprus; Israel; Lebanon; Syria [w.]; Turkey [n. & w.]
    Caucasus: Georgia
    Northern Europe: United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Belgium; Netherlands
    East Europe: Ukraine - Krym
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Montenegro; Romania; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]

    Southeastern Europe: Italy
    Southwestern Europe: France
    United States



Check other web resources for Crithmum maritimum 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: (06 October 2015)

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