Bunium persicum

Bunium persicum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Bunium
Species: B. persicum
Binomial name
Bunium persicum
(Boiss.) B. Fedtsch.[1]
  • Carum heterophyllum Regel & Schmalh.
  • Carum persicum Boiss.

Bunium persicum is a plant species in the family Apiaceae that was previously included in genus Carum. It is related to cumin (Cuminum cyminum).

The closely related species Bunium bulbocastanum, which is used as a spice and as a vegetable, and commonly called great pignut,[3] black zira,[3] or earthnut,[3] was previously considered to be a synonym of B. persicum.[4]


Wikispecies has information related to: Bunium persicum
  1. "Bunium persicum information from NPGS/GRIN". www.ars-grin.gov. Retrieved 2008-03-13.
  2. "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species".
  3. 1 2 3 "USDA GRIN Taxonomy, entry for Bunium bulbocastanum".
  4. Komarov, V.L.; Yuzepchuk, S.V. 1939. Flora of the USSR. In Flora of the USSR.
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