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Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Family : APIACEAE
Protologue : Gard. Dict., ed. 8 1 (1768)
Information on the genus : Foeniculum
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Foeniculum vulgare Mill. var. vulgare
 Foeniculum vulgare Mill. subsp. vulgare
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Foeniculum officinale All.
=*Foeniculum capillaceum Gilib. (1782)
=Foeniculum vulgare var. capillaceum (Gilib.) Burnat (1906)
=Foeniculum vulgare subsp. capillaceum (Gilib.) Holmboe (1914)
=Anethum foeniculum L.
=Foeniculum vulgare var. inodorum Maire (1935)
=Foeniculum vulgare var. dulce Mill.
=Foeniculum vulgare subsp. dulce Mill.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Foeniculum vulgare Mill. var. vulgare
Foeniculum vulgare subsp. piperitum (Ucria) Bég. (1907)
Foeniculum vulgare Mill. subsp. vulgare
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect glabrous glaucous biennial or perennial herb 0,6-2 m tall; stems finely striate, hollow when mature; leaves long-petiolate, to 50 cm long, 3-4-pinnate, segments filiform, petioles sheathing; cauline leaves reduced.
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Ecology : Widely cultivated; naturalised (abundantly in Ethiopia) in disturbed places or persisting after cultivation (in the northern mountains of Somalia); 30-2550 m alt.
  A polymorphic species.
  Of very ancient cultivation in the Mediterranean Region and SW Asia and probably native there. Now locally established all over the world.

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Map
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Record n°154796 modified 2007-04-17
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