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|Family: Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Habit: Annual, taprooted, glabrous. Stem: erect, branched. Leaf: blade oblong to ovate, ternately or pinnately lobed to pinnately dissected. Inflorescence: umbels compound, terminal and lateral; bracts 0; bractlets few, small; rays, pedicels few, spreading-ascending. Flower: marginal flowers bilateral, others radial; calyx lobes prominent, unequal; petals oblong, white or rosy, marginal 2-lobed, tips of all narrowed; styles elongate. Fruit: +- round; halves not separating readily; ribs thread-like, in a hard fruit wall; oil tubes 0; fruit axis divided to base. Seed: face concave.
Species In Genus: 1--2 species: Mediterranean, 1 widely cultivated. Etymology: (Greek name for this anciently cultivated condiment)
eFlora Treatment Author: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Conium maculatum
Next taxon: Coriandrum sativum
Citation for this treatment: Lincoln Constance & Margriet Wetherwax 2016. Coriandrum, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=10178, accessed on May 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 24, 2016.