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Taxon: Bunium persicum (Boiss.) B. Fedtsch.

Genus: Bunium
Family: Apiaceae (alt. Umbelliferae) subfamily: Apioideae tribe: Pyramidoptereae
Nomen number: 406659
Place of publication: Rast. Turkest. 612. 1915
Name verified on: 29-Oct-1996 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:

  • black-caraway   (Source: P.K. Mukherjee, p.c.) – English
  • gov-zira   (Source: M. G. Pimenov, p.c.) – India
  • zira   (Source: P.K. Mukherjee, p.c.) – India

Economic importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring   (fide M. G. Pimenov, pers. comm. 1996; F Pak)
  • Medicines: folklore   (fide M. G. Pimenov, pers. comm. 1996)

Distributional range:

    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran
    Middle Asia: Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan
    Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir; Pakistan

    Indian Subcontinent: India - Jammu and Kashmir




Check other web resources for Bunium persicum (Boiss.) B. Fedtsch.:

  • 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:

  • 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: (30 March 2015)

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