Trachyspermum ammi

Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague ex Turrill (syn.: T. copticum (L.) Link) (As.) – A very rare and ephemeral alien. Formerly recorded as a wool alien in Ensival and Nessonvaux in the valley of river Vesdre (1892-1896; see Fabri & Lambinon 1991). Also seen on the bank of river Zenne south of Brussel in 1985, apparently as a food refuse alien.

Selected literature:

Fabri R. & Lambinon J. (1991) Quelques ombellifères jadis adventices lainières dans la vallée de la Vesdre, inédites pour la flore belge. Dumortiera 49: 16-22. [available online at:]

Jansen P.C.M. (1981) Spices, condiments and medicinal plants in Ethiopia, their taxonomy and agricultural significance. [available online at:]

Menon A.R.S. & Dave Y. (1988) The surface sculpture of the developing fruit of Trachyspermum ammi. J. Indian Bot. Soc. 67(1-2): 149-153.

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