Taxon: Ammi visnaga (L.) Lam.

 
Genus: Ammi
Family: Apiaceae (alt.Umbelliferae)
Subfamily: Apioideae
Tribe: Apieae
Nomen number: 2900
Place of publication: Fl. franç. 3:462. 1779 ("1778")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-Mar-2017
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 15 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: source of khellin (fide Import Medicinal Pl; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: birds (fide Kingsbury)

Distributional Range:

    Native

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Libya ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Azerbaijan ; Georgia
    • Western Asia: Cyprus ; Iran ; Iraq ; Israel ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Greece ; Italy
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized


    Cultivated

  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Egypt ; Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Eastern Asia: Korea
    • Western Asia: Iran
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Moldova ; Ukraine
  • Northern America

    • Mexico ; United States
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Cuba
    • Southern South America: Argentina ; Chile

References:

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  • Bisset, N. G., ed. Herbal drugs and phytopharmaceuticals. A handbook for practice on a scientific basis. 1994 (Herbal Drugs)
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  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image