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Coriandrum sativum Linn., Sp. Pl. 256. 1753. Boiss., l.c.; C.B. Clarke, l.c..; Hiroe, l.c.; Tutin, l.c.

Vern.: Dhania.

  • Selinum coriandrum E.H. Krause

    Plants 15-60 cm tall, branched. Basal leaves ternately lobed; segments oval to ovate; margin toothed; cauline leaves pinnately dissected; segments linear. Rays 3-6, unequal. Calyx teeth prominent, unequal. Petals purplish-white, the outer larger, bilobed. Styles slender, spreading, 1.5-2.5 mm long. Fruit sub-globose, c. 4 mm long; vittae in furrows obscure; commissure 2-vittate. Inner seed face concave.

    Fl. Per. Early spring to early summer.

    Type locality: Italy.

    Distribution: A cosmopolitan cultivated plant.

    Coriander is a very common cultivated plant in the plains and the hills. Its wild distribution is uncertain. The leaves and the fruits are used as a spice. The fruits are also used in digestive ailments.


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