Keys from Flora of Bhutan
l. Leaves entire, ternate, biternate or simply pinnate . . .. 2
+ Leaves 2-3 x pinnately divided . . .. 5
2. Stems up to 45cm; leaves mostly basal and simple, densely pubescent, uppermost often pinnatisect; bracteoles more than 4; fruits granular 1. P. tibetanica
+ Stems usually more than 45cm; leaves mostly cauline and compound, moderately pubescent to almost glabrous, uppermost rarely pinnatisect; bracteoles usually less than 4; fruits papillate or smooth . … .. 3
3. Leaves glabrous excepting main veins; petals acute, flat; fruits ovoid, attenuate to apex, smooth . .. 2. P. tongloensis
+ Leaves pubescent; petals with incurved apex; fruits papillate …… 4
4. Leaves mostly pinnate, margins crenate-serrate; umbels less than 9-rayed, ………. 3. P. urceolata
+ Leaves mostly ternate, margin serrate; umbels more than (10-)l5-rayed, rays stouter . . . 4. P. diversifolia
5. Ultimate leaf segments ovate-oblong, setulose-serrate 5…….. P. sikkimensis
+ Ultimate leaf segments linear-lanceolate, entire or 3-fid … ..6. P. wallichii
species in India:
Species with description &
Pimpinella hazariensis Wolff in Fedde (No distribution
given in India) is a synonym of Pimpinella acuminata (Edgew.) C.B. Clarke
Pimpinella ranunculifolia Boiss. (No distribution given in India)
Pimpinella stewartii (Dunn) E. Nasir, comb. nov. (No distribution given in India)
Pimpinella anisum L. (Cultivated)
Pimpinella atropurpurea C. Y. Wu ex Shan & Pu (No distribution given)
Pimpinella inundata (Farille & S. B. Malla) P. K. Mukh. & Constance (No distribution given)
Pimpinella pimpinellisimulacrum (Farille & S. B. Malla) Farille (No distribution given in India)
Pimpinella tongloensis P. K. Mukh. (No distribution given)
Pimpinella urceolata Watt ex Banerji (No distribution given)
Pimpinella anisum Linnaeus (Cultivated)
1997 IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants edited by Kerry Scott Walter, Harriet J. Gillett-
Pimpinella flaccida C. B. Clarke– Indeterminate- Nagaland
Pimpinella katrajensis R.S.Rao & Hemadri– Rare- Maharastra
Pimpinella pulneyensis GAMBLE– Extinct/ Endangered- Tamilnadu
Pimpinella tirupatiensis BAL. & SUB.– Endangered- Andhra Pradesh
Pimpinella tongloensis P.K. MUKH. Extinct/ Endangered- Assam & Sikkim
Forest Plants of Eastern India By Amal Bhusan Chaudhuri (1993)- Brief details-
Pimpinella achilleifolia (DC.) C.B. Clarke is a synonym of Meeboldia achilleifolia (DC.) P.K. Mukh. & Constance
Acronema sikkimensis P.K.Mukh.is a synonym of Sinocarum sikkimense (P.K.Mukh.) P.K.Mukh. & Constance
Acronema bellum (C.B.Clarke) P.K.Mukh. (Syn: Pimpinella bella C.B.Clarke)
Flora of Eastern Ghats: Hill Ranges of South East India, Volume 3 By T. Pullaiah, K. Sri Ramamurthy (2007)- Details with keys-
Flora of Davanagere District, Karnataka, India By B. K. Manjunatha, V. Krishna, T. Pullaiah (2004)- Details with keys-
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details with keys-
Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986)- Details-
Pimpinella monoica Dalzell (Syn. of Pimpinella wallichiana)
Biodiversity and Its Conservation in India By Sharad Singh Negi (1993)-
Pimpinella pulneyensis GAMBLE– Extinct/ Endangered
Encyclopaedia of world medicinal plants, Volume 1 By T. Pullaiah (2006)- Details-
Pimpinella anisum Linnaeus (Cultivated)
Pimpinella (Apiaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors.
I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Pimpinella (Pl. click).
Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible. It’s quite possible that there may be some discrepancy in the accepted names & synonyms taken from other links.
Species discussed so far in efloraofindia are given at the bottom of the page in the form of links against Subpages. On clicking them one can see all the details.
If someone can provide complete list of Indian species with source references it will be wonderful.
Any comments/ corrections are welcome.
I have added the list of Indian species of Pimpinella based on Karthikeyan et al 2009 and eFI page.
Thanks, … Species at other links match with it.
Re: completed insertion of identified species of Pimpinella : 1 post by 1 author
Pimpinella page (Apiaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia : 1 post by 1 author.
If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know.
If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), it will be really nice. Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.