Bunium persicum

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 formerly 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 formerly considered to be a synonym of B. persicum.[4]


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