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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Apiales

Familia: Apiaceae
Subfamilia: Apioideae
Tribus: Pyramidoptereae
Genus: Lagoecia
Species: L. cuminoides

Lagoecia L., Sp. Pl. 1: 203 (1753); Gen. Pl., ed. 5: 95 (1754).

monotypic taxon


Cuminoides Fabr., Enum.: 28 (1759).
Chemnizia Heist. ex Fabr., Enum., ed. 2: 52 (1763).

Primary references

Linnaeus, C. 1753. Species Plantarum. Tomus I: 203. Reference page.
Linnaeus, C. 1754. Genera Plantarum, ed. 5: 95. Reference page.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2018. Lagoecia in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 27. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2018. Lagoecia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 27. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Lagoecia. Published online. Accessed: Aug. 27 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Lagoecia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 27. 2018. Lagoecia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Aug. 27.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Lagoecia in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 09-Oct-10.

Lagoecia, wild cumin, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Apiaceae. It has only one species, Lagoecia cuminoides, native to the Mediterranean region and as far east as Iran.[2] Its essential oil contains 72.83–94.76% thymol, quite a bit more than thyme (Thymus vulgaris) itself.[3][4]

Sp. Pl.: 203 (1753)
"Lagoecia L." Plants of the World Online. Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2020.
Baser, K. H.C.; Tümen, G. (1994). "Composition of the Essential Oil of Lagoecia cuminoides L. from Turkey". Journal of Essential Oil Research. 6 (5): 545–546. doi:10.1080/10412905.1994.9698448.
Salehi, Bahare; Mishra, Abhay Prakash; Shukla, Ila; Sharifi-Rad, Mehdi; Contreras, María del Mar; Segura-Carretero, Antonio; Fathi, Hannane; Nasrabadi, Nafiseh Nasri; Kobarfard, Farzad; Sharifi-Rad, Javad (2018). "Thymol, thyme, and other plant sources: Health and potential uses". Phytotherapy Research. 32 (9): 1688–1706. doi:10.1002/ptr.6109. PMID 29785774. S2CID 29164194.

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