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
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 20 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide P. K. Mukherjee, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Medicines: source of xanthotoxin (fide Import Medicinal Pl; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Lampe & McCann; Kellerman et al., as A. majus var. glaucifolium; Econ Pl Aust)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ Pl Aust)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Africa

    • Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia
    • Northern Africa: Algeria; Egypt; Libya; Morocco; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Arabian Peninsula: Kuwait
    • Caucasus: Armenia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: Pakistan
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Ukraine
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Montenegro; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

    Cultivated:

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • : Europe

References:

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  • Bisset, N. G., ed. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis. 1994 (Herbal Drugs)
  • Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt checklist. 1995 (L Egypt)
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. 1965-1988 (F Turk)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 17. Auflage. 2002 (Zander ed17)
  • Eriksson, O. et al. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 2. 1979 (L Macar ed2)
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  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hanelt, P., ed. Mansfeld's encyclopedia of agricultural and horticultural crops. Volumes 1-6. 2001 (Mansf Ency)
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  • Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants. 1985 (Lampe & McCann)
  • Lazarides, M. & B. Hince CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia. 1993 (Econ Pl Aust)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
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  • Mukherjee, P. K. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image