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Taxon: Plantago arenaria Waldst. & Kit.

 
Genus: Plantago
Subgenus: Psyllium
Section: Psyllium
Family: Plantaginaceae
Tribe: Plantagineae
Nomen number: 315865
Place of publication: Descr. icon. pl. Hung. 1:51, t. 51. 1801
Link to protologue:
Comment: continued usage of this name may require formal rejection of the earlier P. indica L. (see Taxon 58: 281. 2009)
Name Verified on: 13-Jan-1998 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 10 (8 active, 7 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

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

Common names:

  • branched plantain  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • French psyllium  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • sand plantain  (Source: Dict Rehm) - English
  • plantain des sables  (Source: Dict Rehm) - French
  • psyllium   - French
  • Sand-Flohsame  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • Sandwegerich  (Source: Zander ed14) - German
  • zaragatona de los arenales  (Source: Dict Rehm) - Spanish
  • spanskt loppfrö  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: stabilizer; thickening agent
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2; Herbal Drugs, as P. indica; Ency CNatIn)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHERN AFRICA: Algeria, Egypt, Libya (n.), Morocco, Tunisia

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Cyprus, Egypt, [Sinai] Iran (n.), Israel, Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation, [Dagestan] Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia]
    • MIDDLE ASIA: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Pakistan (n.)

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece (incl. Crete), Italy (incl. Sardinia), Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Spain


    Naturalized (natzd. elsewhere in temperate regions)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. 1976-. Flora of Libya.
  3. Applequist, W. L. 2006. (1714-1715) Proposal to reject the names Plantago psyllium and P. cynops (Plantaginaceae). Taxon 55:235-237.
  4. Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  5. Brummitt, R. K. 2009. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 60. Taxon 58:281. Note: opinion of Committee for Vascular Plants is that the earlier Plantago indica L. is legitimate, and thus should be accepted in lieu of P. arenaria Waldst. & Kit.
  6. Davis, P. H., ed. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. Note: = Plantago scabra Moench
  7. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  8. Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  9. Fuchs-Eckert, H. P. 1980. Beitrage zur Nomenklatur und Taxonomie der schweizer Flora. Feddes Repert. 90:574-575. Note: = Plantago scabra Moench
  10. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2 Note: = Plantago psyllium L.
  11. Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984-. Med-Checklist.
  12. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2 Note: = Plantago indica L.
  13. Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles. 1999. Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. Note: = Plantago psyllium L.
  14. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  16. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. 1970-. Flora of [West] Pakistan. Note: = Plantago indica L.
  17. Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow). 1967-. The vascular flora of Ohio. Note: = Plantago psyllium L.
  18. Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963-. Flora iranica. Note: = Plantago indica L.
  19. Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants
  20. Täckholm, V. 1974. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2. Note: = Plantago indica L.
  21. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964-1980. Flora europaea.
  22. Voss, E. 1972-. Michigan flora.
  23. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966-. Flora palaestina.
  24. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996, 1999. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74.

Check other web resources for Plantago arenaria Waldst. & Kit. :

  • 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.

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=315865. Accessed 23 July 2019.