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Ammi majus L.
Family : APIACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. ed. I. 243 (1753)
Information on the genus : Ammi
 
 
Status
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Ammi majus var. glaucifolium (L.) Godr.
=Ammi glaucifolium L. (1753)
=Ammi majus var. glaucifolium (L.) Mérat (1812)
=Ammi copticum auct. non L.
=Ammi majus var. laciniatum Godr. (1843)
=Ammi majus var. tenue Ball (1878)
=Ammi intermedium DC. (1830)
=Ammi majus var. intermedium (DC.) Gren. & Godr. (1849)
=Ammi majus var. serratum Mutel (1848)
=Ammi majus var. heterophyllum Lowe (1864)
=Ammi majus var. isophyllum Lowe (1864)
=Ammi majus var. tenuifolia Lowe (1864)
=Ammi majus var. microspermum Sennen
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual glabrous herb, very variable, 0,1-1 m tall, with a tap root; stems erect, branched, ridged; leaves greenish-glaucous, 1-2(-3)-pinnate, variable in appearance and dissection.
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Ecology : Weed in waste places and tef cultivations; 1350-2450 m alt.
  Canary Isl., Mediterranean Basin to Iran, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Oman. Naturalised in cultivations and disturbed ground in S Kenya (1680 m alt.) where commonly grown for cut flowers.

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Map
carte afrique num 26878
 
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