Pimpinella anisum L.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Pimpinella anisum L. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000390925. Accessed on: 02 Apr 2020'

General Information

Plants annual, 10–50 cm, sparsely shortly pubescent throughout, strongly aromatic. Taproot slender. Stem much-branched. Leaves heteromorphic. Basal leaves simple; petioles 2–5 cm; blade reniform or broad-ovate, 1–3 × 1.2–2.8 cm, puberulent along veins, margin serrate. Cauline leaves 1–2-pinnate; ultimate segments ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 6–17 × 2–7 mm, 3-lobed margin serrate or lacerate. Leaves reduced upwards, becoming 3-lobed; lobes lanceolate or linear-lanceolate. Umbels 1.5–6 cm across; bracts 1(or 2) or absent, linear-lanceolate, 1–2 mm; rays 7–15, 1–4 cm, unequal; bracteoles 1(or 2) or absent, linear, 2–3 mm; umbellules 5–10 mm across, ca. 10-flowered; pedicels 2–6 mm, extending to 10 mm in fruit. Calyx teeth obsolete. Petals white, obcordate, abaxially pubescent, apex with incurved lobule. Stylopodium conic; styles ca. 3 × stylopodium, ca. 0.5 × fruit, spreading or reflexed. Fruit oblong-ovoid, 3–5 × 2–2.5 mm, densely appressed setose-hairy; vittae 2–4 in each furrow, 4–8 on commissure, nearly forming a continuous ring around seed. Seed face plane. Fl. Jun–Jul, fr. Aug–Sep. 2n = 20.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora Of CHina @ efloras.org
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    1. Pimpinella anisum L., Sp. Pl. 264 (1753). Lectotipo (designado por Yurtseva, 1995): Egipto, Anon. (LINN-373.10). Ilustr.: Mathias et al., Fl. Il. Catarin. Umbel&iacutre;feras 60, t. 19 (1972). N.v.: Anís.

    Por L. Constance y J. Affolter.

    Anisum vulgare Gaertn.

    Plantas 10-80 cm, anuales, erectas, ramificadas, pilosas a glabrescentes, con raíz axonomorfa delgada. Hojas 5-15 × 6-8 cm, las inferiores oblongas a ovadas, ternadas o pinnadas (o algunas simples), los folíolos 2-3 cm, peciolulados o sésiles, ovales a obovados, groseramente lobados o dentados, la base cuneada, el ápice redondeado; hojas superiores sésiles, 2-3-pinnadas o -ternadas, con divisiones agudas, lineares; pecíolos 5-10 cm. Pedúnculos 2-10 cm; involucro e involucelo de 1 o más; brácteas filiformes o ausentes; radios 10-20, 2-6 cm, pilosos a glabrescentes; pedicelos 3-8 mm, patentes, desiguales, pilosos a glabrescentes. Dientes del cáliz ausentes; pétalos oblongos a ovales, pilosos dorsalmente, blancos; estilopodio cónico. Frutos 3-5 × 2-3 mm, oblongos a ovoides, angostándose hacia el ápice, pilosos, la base redondeada; carpóforo partido hasta la mitad; costillas prominentes, no aladas; vitas 4-8 en los intervalos, 2-3 en las comisuras; cara de la semilla cóncava. Ampliamente cultivada como condimento en las regiones cálidas del mundo; en ocasiones escapada. Y (Standley, 1930: 375); G ( H.M.R. 1293, F); ES (Standley y Calderón, 1941: 375); N ( Rueda et al. 12842, MO ). 0-2000 m. (Nativa de Eurasia; ampliamente cultivada en todo el mundo.)

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    "P. major (L.) Hudson, with hollow stem and prominently ribbed, pentagonal mericarps, and P. anisum L., with puberulent frs, are merely casual or waifs with us."

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    'Flora of China @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=2 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
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    Flora Mesoamericana
    Gerrit Davidse, Mario Sousa Sánchez, A. O. Chater, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Instituto de Biología, Missouri Botanical Garden, Natural History Museum (London, England) UNAM, 1994
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