Bunium persicum

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


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