Coriandrum is a genus of herbs in the family Apiaceae containing the cultivated species Coriandrum sativum (coriander) and the wild species Coriandrum tordylium. The leaves and seeds of Coriandrum sativum are used in cooking. The leaves are often referred to as cilantro in North America.

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Coriandrum sativum blossoms
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Apiales
Family: Apiaceae
Subfamily: Apioideae
Tribe: Coriandreae
Genus: Coriandrum

It is also in Tribe Coriandreae.[1]


  1. ^ Terentieva, Elena I.; Valiejo-Roman, C. M.; Samigullin, Tahir H; Pimenov, Michael; Tilney, Patricia (January 2015). "Molecular phylogenetic and morphological analyses of the traditional tribe Coriandreae (Umbelliferae-Apioideae)". Phytotaxa. 195 (4): 251–271.