Ammi majus

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Ammi majus
Ammi majus Sturm8.jpg
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
  • Aethusa ammi Spreng.
  • Ammi boeberi Hell. ex Hoffm.
  • Ammi broussonetii DC.
  • Ammi cicutifolium Willd. ex Schult.
  • Ammi elatum Salisb.
  • Ammi glaucifolium L.
  • Ammi intermedium DC.
  • Ammi pauciradiatum Hochst. ex A.Rich.
  • Ammi pumilum (Brot.) DC.
  • Anethum pinnatum Ruiz & Pav. ex Urban
  • Apium ammi Crantz nom. illeg.
  • Apium ammi-maius Crantz
  • Apium candollei M.Hiroe
  • Apium petraeum Crantz
  • Apium pumilum (Brot.) Calest. nom. illeg.
  • Carum majus (L.) Koso-Pol.
  • Cuminum aethiopicum Royle
  • Cuminum regium Royle
  • Daucus glaber Parsa nom. illeg.
  • Daucus parsae M.Hiroe
  • Selinum ammoides E.H.L. Krause
  • Sison pumilum Brot.

Ammi majus — commonly called bishop’s weed,[2] false bishop’s weed,[2] bullwort,[2] greater ammi,[2] lady’s lace,[2] False Queen Anne's lace[3] or laceflower — is a plant originating in the Nile River Valley which has white lace-like flower clusters. It is a member of the carrot (Apiaceae) family.


A. majus contains large amounts of the chemicals furanocoumarin, xanthotoxin, and bergapten.[citation needed] The furanocoumarin can cause phytophotodermatitis and hyperpigmentation.[citation needed] In India, A. majus is cultivated for the furancoumarins which are used to treat vitiligo and psoriasis.[4]


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