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Genus: Pimpinella

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid II > Order: Apiales > Family: Apiaceae

About 150 species, found worldwide with nine species native to southern Africa. Pimpinella anisum (Anise) is a medicinal and culinary herb native from Greece through to Egypt, and is cultivated in southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of southern Africa - an online checklist (SANBI), Flora of Zimbabwe and Flora of Mozambique.

Pimpinella acutidentata

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Pimpinella caffra


Pimpinella huillensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe. See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Pimpinella hydrophila


Pimpinella krookii


Pimpinella neglecta

Recorded from Zimbabwe.


Pimpinella schlechteri


Pimpinella stadensis

See Flora of Zimbabwe.


Pimpinella transvaalensis


Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Pimpinella anisum (Anise)

Native from Greece to Egypt.



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