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Pimpinella anisum
(aniseed)

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Pimpinella anisum (aniseed)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 November 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Pimpinella anisum
  • Preferred Common Name
  • aniseed
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Beverage base
  • Essential oils
  • Spices and culinary herbs
  • Traditional/folklore

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Pictures

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Plant parts of aniseed (P. anisum). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) habit, flowering plant; (B) flower; (C) fruit; (D) mericarp; (E) cross-section through fruit.
TitleLine drawing of plant parts
CaptionPlant parts of aniseed (P. anisum). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) habit, flowering plant; (B) flower; (C) fruit; (D) mericarp; (E) cross-section through fruit.
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Plant parts of aniseed (P. anisum). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) habit, flowering plant; (B) flower; (C) fruit; (D) mericarp; (E) cross-section through fruit.
Line drawing of plant partsPlant parts of aniseed (P. anisum). Line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) habit, flowering plant; (B) flower; (C) fruit; (D) mericarp; (E) cross-section through fruit.PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Pimpinella anisum L.

Preferred Common Name

  • aniseed

Other Scientific Names

  • Anisum officinarum Moench (1794)
  • Anisum vulgare Gaertner (1788)
  • Apium anisum (L.) Crantz (1767)

International Common Names

  • English: anise; sweet cumin
  • Spanish: anis
  • French: anis vert; boucage; pimpinelle
  • Portuguese: anis

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Anis
  • Indonesia: jinten manis
  • Italy: anacio
  • Malaysia: jinten manis
  • Netherlands: anijs
  • Philippines: anis
  • Sweden: anis

EPPO code

  • PIMAN (Pimpinella anisum)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Apiales
  •                         Family: Apiaceae
  •                             Genus: Pimpinella
  •                                 Species: Pimpinella anisum

Uses List

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Human food and beverage

  • Beverage base
  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Essential oils

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Traditional/folklore