Tag: umbelliferae identification

Umbelliferae – Coriandrum sativum (Dhaniya)

Umbelliferae –┬áCoriandrum sativum (Dhaniya) Herb with a fistular stem, leaves, alternate, generally compound or much incised, inflorescence a typical compound umbel, flower actinomorphic, hermaphrodite, epigynous, pentamerous, calyx 5 sepals, corolla 5 free petals, stamens 5, bicapillary, inferior ovary. Some important genera are Coriandrum sativum, Carum carvi (kala zera), Cuminum cyminum (Safad zera), Foeniculum vulgare (Saunf). [Continue]

Carrot Family Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)

Diagnostic characters Habits: Annual or perennial herbs rarely shrubs. Roots: Tap root, branched, sometimes, tuberous due to presence of stored food. Stem: Herbaceous stem, erect or prostate with swollen nodes. Leaves: Petiolate, Alternate, simple, exstipulate, reticulate venation. Usually sheathing at the base. Inflorescence: Cymose, umbel (old name of family Umbelliferae derive from umbel), simple or [Continue]