Subordinate Taxa
Scientific Name:
Ammi L., Sp. Pl. 243 (1753)

Annual or biennial herbs, usually glabrous.  Lvs 1–3-pinnate or ternate; segments narrow.  Umbels compound, pedunculate;  bracts several, long, simple or pinnate;  bracteoles numerous.  Petals white or yellowish, irregular, with apex deeply notched and inflexed;  calyx teeth small or 0.  Fr. ovoid or ovoid-oblong, slightly flattened laterally, not beaked, spineless;  commissure narrow;  ribs 5 per mericarp, equal, slender;  vittae solitary in furrows.

[From:  Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Number of species in New Zealand within Ammi L.
Exotic: Fully Naturalised1
Linnaeus, C. 1753: Species Plantarum. Impensis Laurentii Salvii, Stockholm.
Mabberley, D.J. 2008: Mabberley's plant book, a portable dictionary of plants, their classification and uses. Edition 3. Cambridge University Press.