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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. Last Changed: 17-Jan-2013
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 10 (8 active, 9 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Synonyms:

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 Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on www.skud.info). 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  2. Ali, S. I. & S. M. H. Jafri, eds. Flora of Libya. (F 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). (BSBI)
  5. Brummitt, R. K. 2009. Report of the Nomenclature Committee for Vascular Plants: 60 (Taxon) 58:281.
  6. Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  7. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  8. Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  9. Fuchs-Eckert, H. P. 1980. Beitrage zur Nomenklatur und Taxonomie der schweizer Flora Feddes Repert. 90:574-575.
  10. Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  11. Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  12. Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2. 1996 (Ency CNatIn)
  13. Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. (F NE US)
  14. McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  15. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  16. Nasir, E. & S. I. Ali, eds. Flora of [West] Pakistan. (F Pak)
  17. Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow) The vascular flora of Ohio. (F Ohio)
  18. Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. (F Iran)
  19. Rehm, S. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants. 1994 (Dict Rehm)
  20. Täckholm, V. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2. (SF Egypt)
  21. Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  22. Voss, E. Michigan flora. (F Mich)
  23. Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan Flora palaestina. (F Palest)
  24. Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 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. (L Argent)

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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=315865. Accessed 18 November 2018.