Sesamum

genus of plants

Sesamum is a genus of about 20 species in the flowering plant family Pedaliaceae. The plants are annual or perennial herbs with edible seeds. The best-known member of the genus is sesame, Sesamum indicum (syn. Sesamum orientale), the source of sesame seeds.

Sesamum
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Sesamum indicum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Pedaliaceae
Genus: Sesamum
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Species

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SpeciesEdit

Species include:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Plant List: A Working List of All Plant Species". Retrieved January 14, 2015.