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Ammi majus
Ammi majus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Ammi
Species: A. majus
Binomial name
Ammi majus

Ammi majus L. (also known as Bishopsweed, Bishop’s weed, Bullwort, Greater ammi, Lady’s lace, Laceflower) originates in the Nile River Valley and has white lace-like flowers.

Medicinal uses

Ammi majus. Inflorescence

In ancient Egypt, this plant was used to treat skin diseases. Ammi majus is being studied for potential cancer and AIDS treatments.

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies

Ammi majus Sturm8.jpg


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Apiales
Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Apioideae
Tribus: Incertae sedis
Genus: Ammi
Species: Ammi majus


Ammi majus L.


  • Species Plantarum 1:243. 1753
  • USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

Vernacular names

Deutsch: Bischofskraut, Große Knorpelmöhre, Großes Ammei
English: Large Bullwort, Bishopsweed, Greater Ammi, Lady’s Lace, Laceflower
Español: Espuma del Mar, Apio Cimarrón, Encaje, Ameo Mayor
Français: Ammi Élevé, Ammi Commun, Ammi Officinal, Ammi Inodore
Polski: Aminek Większy
Türkçe: Yabani Diş Otu
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