Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague (Images by Nidhan Singh & Gurcharan Singh (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))


Trachyspermum roxburghianum (DC.) H. Wolff (Images by Alka Khare (Id by Adittya Dharap) & Padmanabhan Geetha (id by Neil Soares) (Inserted by J.M.Garg) (For more images & complete details, click on the links))


Trachyspermum species in India:

  1. Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague
  2. T. anethifolium (D.Don) H.Wolff
  3. T. baluchistanicum Nasir
  4. T. falconeri (C.B.Clarke) H.Wolff (syn. Carum falconeri C.B.Clarke)
  5. T. khasianum (C.B.Clarke) H.Wolff
  6. T. roxburghianum (DC.) H.Wolff
  7. T. villosum
    (Haines) P.K.Bhattach. & K.Sarkar (syn.
    Carum villosum Haines)


  1. Karthikeyan,
    S., Sanjappa, M. and Moorthy, S. 2009. Flowering Plants of India, Dicotyledons,
    vol-I (Acanthaceae- Avicenniaceae). Botanical Survey of India, Kolkata. pp. 125-126.
  2. eFI page


Binomial Habit Notes References Distribution Common name
(L.) Sprague
Herb Western Ghats,
Cultivated, Native of Mediterranean Region
Flora of Tamil
Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Dindigul, Nilgiri Omum
Trachyspermum roxburghianum (DC.) Craib Herb Western
Ghats, Evergreen Forests
of Tamil Nadu, VOL. I, 1983
Coimbatore Ashamtagam



Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name

Trachyspermum ammi Sison ammi, Trachyspermum copticum, Carum ajowan Apiaceae Ajwain
Trachyspermum roxburghianum Pimpinella lateriflora, Pimpinella dalzellii, Carum roxburghianum Apiaceae Wild Celery

Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague (Afghanistan, Middle East, USSR, North Africa, India, W. Pakistan)
Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague (Very widely cultivated in India for medicinal purposes)
Trachyspermum ammi (Linnaeus) Sprague [apparently native to India].
Chemistry of Spices edited by V. A. Parthasarathy, Bhageerathy Chempakam, T. John Zachariah (2008)- Details
Handbook of Herbs and Spices edited by K. V. Peter (2012)- Details

The Encyclopedia of Herbs: A Comprehensive Reference to Herbs of Flavor and … By Thomas DeBaggio, Arthur O. Tucker (2009)- Details-
An Excursion Flora of Central Tamilnadu, India By K. M. Matthew (1995)- Details-
Trachyspermum involucratum (Roxb.) H. Wolff is a synonym of Trachyspermum roxburghianum

Flora of Madhya Pradesh: Chhatarpur and Damoh By G. P. Roy, B. K. Shukla, Bhaskar Datt (1992)- Details-

Hot spots of endemic plants of India, Nepal and Bhutan by M. P. NayarTropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, 1996 – Science252 pages-
Trachyspermum falconeri (C.B. Cl.) H. Wolff. – Herb White 2000 — 2300m (=Carum falconeri C. B. CLARKE) Trachyspermum roxburghianum Herb …

Indian Forestry, a Perspective edited by Ajay Singh Rawat (1993)-
Carum villosum Haines is a synonym of Trachyspermum villosum (Haines) P.K.Bhattach. & K.Sarkar– Probably extinct, has not been collected since 1922

Trachyspermum (‎Apiaceae) : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated eFI (efloraofindia) page on Trachyspermum (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.

Pl. go through Trachyspermum page (‎‎‎Apiaceae) with images of species in efloraofindia (done by me).

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.


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