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This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Medit. to Pakistan.
Coriandrum sativum

[FTEA]

Umbelliferae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Erect, glabrous annual herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnately divided
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels compound, pedunculate, leaf- and branch-opposed; involucre none or of a single linear bract; involucel of several linear bracteoles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, or usually polygamous with few–many inner flowers of each partial umbel functionally ♂ with styles reduced or absent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-teeth distinct, somewhat enlarging and persistent around the apex of the ripe fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white to pinkish, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose to broadly ellipsoid, not at all compressed, glabrous; primary ribs very low and inconspicuous; secondary ribs narrow but more sharply defined; mericarps not separating or separating very late; vittae absent on the dorsal surface or very obscure below the secondary ridges, present (2) or absent on the commissural face; stylopodia conical, styles slender; carpophore entire or bifid
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Endosperm convex dorsally and concave ventrally.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Annual glabrous herbs
Morphology Leaves
Leaves pinnately divided
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels compound, leaf-opposed; bracts 0–1; bracteoles several
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers bisexual, or some inner flowers of each partial umbel functionally male
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes distinct, persistent in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white to pinkish, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits subglobose to broadly ellipsoid, not compressed; primary ribs inconspicuous, secondary ribs more distinct; mericarps not or tardily separating at maturity; vittae absent or obscure on the dorsal surface, sometimes present on the commissural face; stylopodia conical.
Note
Three species probably originally from South-West Asia, two of which are widely cultivated as spices.

[FZ]

Umbelliferae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Slender, glabrous annual herbs with narrow taproots.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves thin and membranous, mostly finely dissected (in F.Z. species the basal leaves broadly lobed and strikingly different from the upper ones).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence of terminal and lateral, few-rayed compound umbels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white to pinkish with a clearly inflexed tip, the outer ones of the umbels noticeably radiate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx teeth obvious and relatively large, often rather unequal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Stylopodium
Stylopodium conical; styles long and slender, with a slight terminal stigmatic enlargement.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit suborbicular, the mericarps tending to remain joined, even at maturity. Ribs slender, and low; vittae absent or obscure; carpophore divided to the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed somewhat concave on the inner face.

[FIQ]

Ghazanfar, S. A. & Edmondson, J. R (Eds). (2014) Flora of Iraq, Volume 5 Part 2: Lythraceae to Campanulaceae.

Morphology General Habit
Slender glabrous annual herbs with a characteristic odour
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1–3, bipinnate or pinnatisect
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Umbels compound, usually polygamous, with few to many of inner flowers of the partial umbels male
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Involucre
Involucre absent, or of a single linear bract; involucel of few lanceolate to filiform bracteoles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or pinkish, radiant, smaller inner petals obovate and emarginate above with an inflexed acumen, outer radiate ones obcordate and 2-lobed above
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx distinct, with acute, unequal teeth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose, mericarps semi-terete, separating late or not at all, the 5 primary ridges slender and flexuose, secondary ridges broader and more prominent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits Vittae
Vittae very slender, solitary beneath each secondary ridge, and very obscure, or absent Commissural vittae absent or solitary and obscure
Disc
Disk not obvious, stylopodia conical, entire, smooth
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Carpophore
Carpophore entire or bipartite
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds Endosperm
Endosperm hemispherical, commissural face concave.
Distribution
Two species in the Mediterranean and SW Asia; a single species in Iraq.
Note
Coriandrum (from κορίαννον, koriannon, the Gr. name of the plant in Theophrastus and other authors, perhaps derived from κορις, koris, a bug (often with a foul-smelling defence mechanism) and άνισάριον, anisarion, anise, due to the unpleasant smell of the unripe fruits); coriander.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon-Syria, North Caucasus, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Transcaucasus, Turkey

Introduced into:

Algeria, Amur, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Assam, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Borneo, Brazil South, Bulgaria, California, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Dominican Republic, East European Russia, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hawaii, Hungary, Illinois, India, Iraq, Italy, Jawa, Juan Fernández Is., Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Libya, Louisiana, Madeira, Malaya, Maluku, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Northwest, Michigan, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nevada, New Guinea, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicobar Is., Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Québec, Rhode I., Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Sicilia, Somalia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Texas, Thailand, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Siberia, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

Coriandrum L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 256 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Iraq

  • Linnaeus, Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 124 (1754)
  • Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. ed. 1: 256 (1753);

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 124 (1754).
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 256 (1753)

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by M. Thulin [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 124 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl. 1: 256 (1753)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Iraq
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Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0