Taxon: Plantago psyllium L.

Synonym of Plantago arenaria

Genus: Plantago
  Subgenus: Psyllium
    Section: Psyllium
Family: Plantaginaceae
      Tribe: Plantagineae
Nomen number: 316476
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:115. 1753, nom. utique rej.
  • • a rejected name (nomen utique rejiciendum) under Melbourne ICN Art. 56 & App. V that is unavailable for use
  • • the rejection preserves usage of P. arenaria Waldst. & Kit.
  • • non Plantago psyllium auct. (= P. afra L.)
Name Verified on: 28-Oct-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 21-May-2013
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System


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