Invasive Species Compendium

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Crocus sativus
(saffron)

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Crocus sativus (saffron)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Crocus sativus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • saffron
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Monocotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Food additive
  • Lipids
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Traditional/folklore
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Crocus sativus

Preferred Common Name

  • saffron

International Common Names

  • Spanish: Azafran
  • French: Safran
  • Portuguese: acafrao

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Safran
  • Italy: Zafferano
  • Netherlands: Safraan
  • Sweden: Saffran

EPPO code

  • CVOSA (Crocus sativus)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Monocotyledonae
  •                     Order: Liliales
  •                         Family: Iridaceae
  •                             Genus: Crocus
  •                                 Species: Crocus sativus

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Food additive
  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Lipids

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore