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Ammi visnaga (L.) Lam.
Protologue : Fl. Franc. (Lamarck) 3: 462 (1778 [1779])
Information on the genus : Ammi
Basionym : Daucus visnaga L.
 
 
Status
Status for NA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Visnaga daucoides Gaertn.
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Visnaga daucoides Gaertn.
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Daucus visnaga L. (1753)
 Visnaga daucoides Gaertn. (1788)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ammi visnaga var. hybernonis Maire (1932)
=*Ammi visnaga subsp. paui Sennen
=Ammi visnaga var. paui Maire (1932)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Robust annual of biennial herb up to 2 m tall; leaves 2-3-pinnate, lobes linear; involucral bracts deflexed, pinnatisect, exceeding umblets; petals white; rays 50-100, pedicels erect, packed together in fruit (used as tooth picks).
Ecology : Grassland, weed of cultivations; 1800-2400 m alt.
  Atlantic Isl., Portugal, Mediterranean Basin, incl. Egypt; introduced elsewhere.

Bibliography for North Africa :
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  • LOWE, R. T. (1857). Manual Flora of Madeira and hte Adjacent Islands of Porto Santo and the Desertas. London 1: 353
  • BATTANDIER, J.A & L.C. TRABUT (1889). Flore de l'Algérie [Dicot] 1(2): 350  
  • BONNET, E. & BARRATTE, J. F.G. (1896). Exploration Scientifique de la Tunisie. Catalogue Raisonne des Plantes Vasculaires de la Tunisie. : 171  
  • PITARD, C.-J. & L. PROUST (1908). Les Îles Canaries. : 201
  • Cat. Pl. Maroc 2: 537 (1932).  
  • NÈGRE, R. (1962). Petite flore des régions arides du Maroc occidental. CNRS, Paris. 2: 109
  • Fl. Algérie [Quézel & Santa] 2: 677 (1963).
  • Fl. Eur. 2: 353 (1968).
  • Fl. Tunisie [Pottier-Alapetite] 1: 594 (1979).
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  • Ruizia 12: 141 (1993).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 2: 168 (2000).
  • VALDÉS, B., REJDALI, M., ACHHAL EL KADMIRI, JURY, (2002). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Nord du Maroc, incluant des clés d'identification. I. 1: 450
  • CASTROVIEJO S. & AL. (2003). Flora Iberica. 10: 290
  • FENNANE, M. & M. IBN TATTOU (2005). Flore vasculaire du Maroc. Inventaire et chorologie [1]. Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 37: 29
  • FENNANE, M., M. IBN TATTOU, A. OUYAHYA & J. EL OUA (2007). Flore Pratique du Maroc [vol.2] Trav. Inst. Sci. Univ. Mohammed V, Sér. Bot. 2: 325
  • BOULOS, L. & E. LE FLOC'H (2008). Flore de Tunisie: catalogue synonymique commenté : 60

Bibliography other :
  • PIMENOV M. G. & O. G. POGORELOVA (1974). The taxonomic position of the genera Ammi L. and Visnaga Mill. Rastitel'n. Resursy 10(2): 216-219
 
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