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Taxon: Plantago major L.

 
Genus: Plantago
Subgenus: Plantago
Family: Plantaginaceae
Tribe: Plantagineae
Nomen number: 28788
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:112. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 13-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (3 active, 2 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Common names:

  • broadleaf plantain  (Source: Names Beetle) - English
  • common plantain  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • greater plantain  (Source: F BritStace) - English
  • large plantain  (Source: Aust Pl Common Names) - English
  • plantain  (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2) - English
  • lisan al-hamal  (Source: Weeds Egypt) - Arabic
  • broad-leaved plantain   - English (Canada)
  • grand plantain  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • plantain majeur  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • plantain majeur   - French (Canada)
  • Breitwegerich  (Source: Dict Rehm) - German
  • tanchagem-maior  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Portuguese
  • lantana-maior  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • llantén  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • llantén común  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • llantén major  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • groblad  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish
  • podorožnik bol'šoj  (Source: Mansf Ency) - Transliterated Russian

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore; folklore; folklore
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:

    Naturalized (widely natzd. weed)

    Other (origin Eurasia)

References:

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  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  3. Balick, M. J. et al. 2000. Checklist of the vascular plants of Belize, with common names and uses. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 85
  4. Beetle, A. A. 1970. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31
  5. Boulos, L. & M. N. El-Hadidi. 1984. The weeds of Egypt.
  6. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  7. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. 1974. The CIBA-GEIGY Weed Tables
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  12. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  13. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). URL: http://ecocrop.fao.org/ecocrop/srv/en/cropListDetails?code=&relation=beginsWith&name=Plantago+major&quantity=1 target='_blank'
  14. Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2
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  16. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  17. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
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  41. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
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  44. 2018. Mid-Atlantic invasive plant species (on-line resource)
  45. PROTABASE, the information base of PROTA (Plant Resources of Tropical Africa) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Plantago major L. :

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28788. Accessed 12 November 2019.