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Taxon: Plantago ovata Forssk.

 
Genus: Plantago
Subgenus: Psyllium
Section: Albicans
Family: Plantaginaceae
Tribe: Plantagineae
Nomen number: 28790
Place of publication: Fl. aegypt.-arab. 31. 1775
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Jan-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Jan-2003
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 81 (75 active, 60 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: stabilizer; thickening agent
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Ency CNatIn; Pl Res SEAs 12(1):402. 1999; CRC MedHerbs ed2; Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal, [Madeira Islands] Spain [Canary Islands]
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
    • WESTERN ASIA: Afghanistan, Cyprus, Egypt, [Sinai] Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria
    • CAUCASUS: Azerbaijan
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Turkmenistan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan

    Europe
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: Spain (s.)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Northern America
    • North America (w.)


References:

  1. Webster's third new international dictionary. (Websters Dict)
  2. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  3. Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  4. Boulos, L. Flora of Egypt. 1999- (F Egypt)
  5. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India 1969. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. (Wealth India RM) 7:148-153.
  6. Cronquist, A. et al. Intermountain flora. (Intermt F)
  7. Duke, J. A. et al. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs. 2002 (CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  8. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  9. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  10. Ghazanfar, S. A. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2. 1992 (L Oman)
  11. Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  12. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  13. Hansen, A. & P. Sunding Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17. (L Macar ed4)
  14. Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  15. Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres. 2004 (L Canarias)
  16. Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  17. Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. (F USSR)
  18. L'Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament 2012. Pharmacopée française – Liste A des plantes médicinales utilisees traditionnellement 16.
  19. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  20. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2. 1998 (Food Feed Crops US)
  21. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  22. Middleditch, B. S. & A. M. Amer Kuwaiti plants: distribution, traditional medicine, phytochemistry,... economic value (Studies in Plant Science 2). (Kuwait Pl)
  23. Migahid, A. M. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3. (F Saudi ed3)
  24. Mouterde, P. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. (F Liban)
  25. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1 (Pl Res SEAs) 12(1):402.
  26. Personal Care Products Council International Nomenclature Cosmetic Ingredient (INCI)
  27. Rahn, K. 1979. Plantago ser. Ovatae: a taxonomic revision Bot. Tidsskr. 74:13-20.
  28. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  29. Wood, J. R. I. A handbook of the Yemen flora. (F Yemen)
  30. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)

Check other web resources for Plantago ovata Forssk. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28790. Accessed 21 October 2018.