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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    An erect annual, almost glabrous herb up to 70 cm., with a slender taproot and a strong unpleasant smell.
    Stem
    Stems often simple, but in large plants may be profusely branched, with fine regular grooves.
    Leaves
    Lower leaves 1–2-pinnate, segments 10–20 × 5–10 mm., ovate in overall outline, with a regularly cuneate base, somewhat unevenly divided into pinnate lobes. Upper leaves finely divided into a linear to narrowly linear segments 2–15 × 0·5–1·0 mm., obviously markedly different from the basal leaves but sometimes connected by intermediate types on the lower-middle part of the stem.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels terminal and lateral; bracts O; rays 3–7 (10), 1–2 cm. long; partial umbels with 2–7 flowers; bracteoles few, linear-lanceolate.
    Corolla
    Petals white to pinkish-white; the outer ones distinctly radiate.
    Calyx
    Calyx teeth narrowly triangular and quite conspicuous.
    Style
    Styles long and slender, often eroded from the conical stylopodium before maturity.
    Fruits
    Fruit 2–3 mm. in diameter, suborbicular, slightly longer than broad. Mericarps with obtuse filiform ribs, with zigzag markings between them.
    Vittae
    Vittae absent; seed concave on the inner face: carpophore divided to the base.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Erect annual herb (10–)20–80 cm. tall, glabrous, with an unpleasant sweet-musky smell.
    Stem
    Stems terete, finely striate, simple to considerably branched.
    Leaves
    Primary leaves simple, small, oblanceolate, soon withering; basal leaves broadly trilobed to pinnate or sometimes bipinnate, with 1–4 pairs of pinnae; pinnae broad, ± 1.25–3 × 1–2.5 cm., cuneate-based, at least the terminal broadly trilobed, with ovate to oblong teeth, generally also withered by the time fruit is set; petioles long, 3–10(–18) cm.; upper leaves regularly or commonly irregularly pinnately divided into narrow linear, mucronate, ± 2–12 × 0.4–2 mm. segments, petiole rapidly diminishing and most of the upper leaves sessile on the sheaths, lamina ovate to oblong in outline; leaf sheaths shortly oblong, broadly membranous-margined, nervose, 5–15 mm.; demarcation between broadly dissected lower leaves and finely divided upper leaves usually well-marked, sometimes more gradual.
    Inflorescences
    Peduncles of umbels ± 1–6 cm.; umbels mostly 3–6-rayed (rarely more), rays 5–22 mm.; involucre absent or of a single narrowly linear bract; partial umbels ± 8–20-flowered on 2–4 mm. pedicels; involucel of 2–5 linear bracteoles subequalling the pedicels; all flowers fertile or usually a variable number of inner flowers functionally ♂ with very reduced styles.
    Corolla
    Petals white to pinkish, the outer 2 of outer flowers strongly radiant, obcordate, to ± 4–5 mm., others ± 1 mm.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose or slightly longer than broad, 4–6 mm.; secondary ribs prominent, primary low and very sinuose; styles slender, 1.5–2 mm., much longer than the conical stylopodia; 2 broad, conspicuous, purplish-brown vittae on the commissural face of each mericarp, sometimes reportedly absent; forms with 3 carpels and styles occur occasionally, but have not been seen in African material.
    Figures
    Fig. 10.
    Habitat
    Weed of lawns and cultivated ground, sometimes in damp places; 1240–1520 m.
    Distribution
    widespread in cultivation in the warmer regions of the world and not infrequently spontaneous as a casual even in the temperate zonesprobably a native of SW. Asia K4 T3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon-Syria, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, 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, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yugoslavia, Zimbabwe

    Coriandrum sativum L. appears in other Kew resources:

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

    Accepted by

    • Berry, M. (2018). Adventives and aliens news 14 BSBI News 138: 46-51.
    • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Vladimirov, V., Dane, F., Matevski, V. & Kit Tan (2014). New floristic records in the Balkans: 25 Phytologia Balcanica 20: 267-310.
    • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
    • Mohlenbrock, R.H. (2014). Vascular Flora of Illinois. A Field Guide, ed. 4: 1-536. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale.
    • Seregin, A.P. (2014). Flora of Vladimir Oblast, Russia: grid data analysis: 1-441. KMK schientific press, Moscow.
    • Garcillán, P.P. & al. (2013). Plantas no nativas naturalizadas de la península de Baja California, México Botanical Sciences 91: 461-475.
    • Allred, K.W. (2012). Flora Neomexicana, ed. 2, 1: 1-599. Range Science Herbarium, Las Cruces, New Mexico.
    • López Patiño, E.J., Szeszko, D.R., Rascala Pérez, J. & Beltrán Retis, A.S. (2012). The flora of the Tenacingo-Malinalco-Zumpahuacán protected natural area, state of Mexico, Mexico Harvard Papers in Botany 17: 65-167.
    • Singh, A. (2012). Exotic flora of the Chandauli district Uttar Pradesh, India: an overview Indian Journal of Forestry 35: 79-84.
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Aistova, E. (2009). Check-list of adventive flora of Amur region Turczaninowia 12(1-2): 17-40.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Lambion, J., Delvosalle, L. & Duvigneaud, J. (2004). Nouvelle flore de la Belgique du G. D. de Luxembourg, du Nord de la France et des régions voisines, ed. 5: 1-1167. Edition du Patrimoine du Jardin botanique national de Belgique.
    • Hedberg, I., Edwards, S. & Nemomissa, S. (eds.) (2003). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 4(1): 1-352. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Boulos, L. (2000). Flora of Egypt 2: 1-352. Al Hadara Publishing, Cairo.
    • Dy Phon, P. (2000). Dictionnaire des plantes utilisées au Cambodge: 1-915. chez l'auteur, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Abdulina, S.A. (1999). Spisok Sosudistykn Rastenii Kazakhstana: 1-187. Academy of Sciences, Almaty, Kazakhstan.
    • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National commission for wildlife conservation and development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286. Missouri Botanical Garden.
    • Hansen, A. & Sunding, P. (1993). Flora of Macaronesia. Checklist of vascular plants. 4. revised edition Sommerfeltia 17: 1-295.
    • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1990). Flore des Mascareignes 90-106: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.
    • Townsend, C.C. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Umbelliferae: 1-127.
    • Kharkevich, S.S. (ed.) (1987). Plantae Vasculares Orientalis Extremi Sovietici 2: 1-448. Nauka, Leningrad.
    • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Tutin, T.G. & al. (eds.) (1968). Flora Europaea 2: 1-469. Cambridge University Press.
    • Vvedensky, A.I. (ed.) (1959). Flora Uzbekistana 4: 1-507. Izd-va Akademii nauk Uzbekskoi SSR, Tashkent.

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    • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
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    • Seregin, A.P. (2014). Flora of Vladimir Oblast, Russia: grid data analysis: 1-441. KMK schientific press, Moscow.
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    • López Patiño, E.J., Szeszko, D.R., Rascala Pérez, J. & Beltrán Retis, A.S. (2012). The flora of the Tenacingo-Malinalco-Zumpahuacán protected natural area, state of Mexico, Mexico Harvard Papers in Botany 17: 65-167.
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