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Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague in Kew Bull. 228. 1929.

Vern. Ajwain.

  • Ammi copticum Linn.
  • Carum copticum (L.) C.B. Clarke
  • Sison ammi*
  • Trachyspermum copticum (L.) Link

    Annual, 15-50 cm tall, branched. Stem glabrous. Leaves much divided; ultimate segments filiform. Involucre of 5-8 linear, sometimes pinnate, bracts. Rays 8-16, glabrous, unequal. Involucel of 5-8 linear, sometimes pinnate bract-lets. Pedicels twice as long as the fruit. Fruit ovoid, 2 mm long, muricate; ridges not prominent; stylopodium conical; styles c. mm long.

    Type locality: Egypt.

    Distribution: Afghanistan, Middle East, USSR, North Africa, India, W. Pakistan.

    This species is commonly cultivated and is used as a carminative and as a spice. The seeds contain Thymol


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