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Ammi visnaga (L.) Lam.
Family Apiaceae
Ammi visnaga (L.) Lam. APNI*

Description: Robust erect herb 45–70 cm high, glabrous.

Leaves to 16 cm long with segments linear or filiform, 1–1.5 cm long, 0.4–1.5 mm wide, margins entire.

Umbels 9–11 cm diam.; peduncle to 10 cm long; rays 40–100, 2.5–5 cm long; bracts c. 4 cm long, 1–3-pinnatisect, with narrow-linear segments; umbellules often to 15 mm diam.; pedicels to c. 8 mm long, bracteoles c. 10 mm long, linear-triangular. Petals c. 1 mm long, white.

Fruit ovoid, 2–2.5 mm long, the mericarps with prominent whitish ribs.


Flowering: November

Distribution and occurrence: An early record from Tarcoon appears to represent a single sporadic adventive. Native of Portugal, Medit. region.
NSW subdivisions: *NWP
AVH map***

Text by J. M. Powell, except for genera with authors listed
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)


APNI* Provides a link to the Australian Plant Name Index (hosted by the Australian National Botanic Gardens) for comprehensive bibliographic data
***The AVH map option provides a detailed interactive Australia wide distribution map drawn from collections held by all major Australian herbaria participating in the Australian Virtual Herbarium project.
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