1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Coriandrum L.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect, glabrous annual herbs
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnately divided
    Inflorescences
    Umbels compound, pedunculate, leaf- and branch-opposed; involucre none or of a single linear bract; involucel of several linear bracteoles
    Flowers
    Flowers hermaphrodite, or usually polygamous with few–many inner flowers of each partial umbel functionally ♂ with styles reduced or absent
    Calyx
    Calyx-teeth distinct, somewhat enlarging and persistent around the apex of the ripe fruit
    Corolla
    Petals white to pinkish, glabrous
    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
    Seeds
    Endosperm convex dorsally and concave ventrally.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Slender, glabrous annual herbs with narrow taproots.
    Leaves
    Leaves thin and membranous, mostly finely dissected (in F.Z. species the basal leaves broadly lobed and strikingly different from the upper ones).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of terminal and lateral, few-rayed compound umbels.
    Corolla
    Petals white to pinkish with a clearly inflexed tip, the outer ones of the umbels noticeably radiate.
    Calyx
    Calyx teeth obvious and relatively large, often rather unequal.
    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium conical; styles long and slender, with a slight terminal stigmatic enlargement.
    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.
    Seeds
    Seed somewhat concave on the inner face.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon-Syria, Pakistan, Palestine, Sinai, Transcaucasus, Turkey

    Introduced into:

    Algeria, Amur, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Austria, Azores, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil South, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central European Rus, Chad, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, France, Free State, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, Illinois, India, Italy, Juan Fernández Is., Kazakhstan, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kriti, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Libya, Madeira, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Northwest, Morocco, Mozambique, New Mexico, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Nicobar Is., Norfolk Is., Northern Provinces, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Puerto Rico, Rodrigues, Romania, Réunion, Sicilia, Somalia, South European Russi, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Tanzania, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey-in-Europe, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, 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 Zambesiaca
    • Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 124 (1754).
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 256 (1753)
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 124 (1754)
    • Sp. Pl. 1: 256 (1753)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0