Anethum graveolens

Scientific name: Anethum graveolens L.
Synonym: Peucedanum graveolens (L.) C.B. Clarke
Botanical family: APIACEAE

Vernacular names

(In territories with significant traditional TRAMIL use)


  • anis
  • lanni

Dominican Republic:

  • hinojo

Other vernacular names

Botanical description

Erect herb, up to 1.7 m high, glabrous and glaucous.  Leaves alternate, oblong to obovate, up to 35 cm long, tri-pinnate, with filiform final segments; petiolar sheaths, 1-3 cm long; inflorescences with terminal and lateral umbels; numerous flowers bearing yellow petals; fruit ovate-elliptic and glabrous, up to 4 mm long, dorsally compressed, with tightly winged ribs, the two side ribs being broader.

This species is frequently confused with Foeniculum vulgare, in spite of the fact that the latter has a longer petiolar sheath and all of its fruit ribs are all the same size.









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