African Plant Database

Trachyspermum pimpinelloides (Balf. f.) H. Wolff
Protologue : Pflanzenr. (Engler) 91
Information on the genus : Trachyspermum
Basionym : Carum pimpinelloides Balf. f.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Carum pimpinelloides Balf. f. (1882)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Trachyspermum aethusifolium var. verruculosum C.C. Towns. (1986)
=Trachyspermum aethusifolium Chiov. (1932)
=Trachyspermum copticum var. maritimum Chiov.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect annual herb 1-70 cm tall; stems terete or somewhat angular, glabrous, scabrid or sparsely hairy, more so at the nodes; leaves 1-2-ternate, with 2-3 pairs of pinnae, tripartite or doubly tripartite.
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Ecology : Deciduous bushland or woodland; often in somewhat disturbed places; rocks; dunes; cultivated land; Boswellia, Commiphora, Acacia bushland; bush-grassland; edges of swamps; roadsides; black cotton soil; 10-1800 m alt.
  Very variable in: presence, and number and length of umbel bracts; type of hairs on fruit, with or without papillae.
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Record n°27466 modified 2007-02-19
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