Elwendia persica

Elwendia persica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Genus: Elwendia
Species: E. persica
Binomial name
Elwendia persica
(Boiss.) Pimenov & Kljuykov
  • Bunium persicum (Boiss.) B.Fedtsch.
  • Carum heterophyllum Regel & Schmalh.
  • Carum persicum Boiss.
  • Pimpinella cyminosma (Basiner) Koso-Pol.
  • Sium cyminosma Basiner

Elwendia persica, synonym Bunium persicum, is a plant species in the family Apiaceae.

Bunium bulbocastanum, which is used as a spice and as a vegetable, and commonly called great pignut,[1] black zira,[1] or earthnut,[1] was previously considered to be a synonym of Elwendia persica.[2]


  1. 1 2 3 "Bunium bulbocastanum". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. Komarov, V.L.; Yuzepchuk, S.V. 1939. Flora of the USSR. In Flora of the USSR.

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