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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.
Accessions: 87 (81 active, 69 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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:

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  3. Boulos, L. 1999-. Flora of Egypt
  4. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1969. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. 7:148-153.
  5. Cronquist, A. et al. 1972-. Intermountain flora. Note: mentions
  6. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  7. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen
  8. 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+ovata&quantity=1 target='_blank'
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  10. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  11. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
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  20. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
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  22. Migahid, A. M. 1988-1990. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3.
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  26. Rahn, K. 1979. Plantago ser. Ovatae: a taxonomic revision. Bot. Tidsskr. 74:13-20.
  27. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica.
  28. Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the Yemen flora.
  29. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.
  30. 1961. Webster's third new international dictionary.

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. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=28790. Accessed 20 August 2019.