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Taxon: Plantago ovata Forssk.

Genus: Plantago subgenus: Psyllium section: Albicans
Family: Plantaginaceae tribe: Plantagineae. Also placed in: Veronicaceae
Nomen number: 28790
Place of publication: Fl. aegypt.-arab. 31. 1775
Name verified on: 07-Jan-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 07-Jan-2003
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6).
Accessions: 52 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • blond plantain   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • blond psyllium   (Source: Ency CNatIn ) – English
  • blonde ispaghula   (Source: CRC MedHerbs ed2 ) – English
  • Indian plantago   (Source: Ency CNatIn ) – English
  • Indian plantain   (Source: Herbs Commerce ed2 ) – English
  • ispaghul   (Source: Websters Dict ) – English
  • ispaghula   (Source: Ency CNatIn ) – English
  • psyllium   (Source: Ency CNatIn ) – English
  • spogel seeds   (Source: Wealth India RM 7) – English
  • loqmet el-na'aga   (Source: F Egypt ) – Arabic
  • ispaghul   (Source: Pharm francaise) – French
  • indischer Flohsame   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • tanchagem-ovada   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • transagem-ovada   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • vitt loppfrö   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

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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.]

      Naturalized:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    North America [w.]

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles. BSBI taxon database (on-line resource).
  • Boulos, L. 1999–. Flora of Egypt.
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India. 1969. The wealth of India: a dictionary of Indian raw materials and industrial products. Raw materials. Delhi. 7:148–153.
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora. [mentions].
  • Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource).
  • Ghazanfar, S. A. 1992. An annotated catalogue of the vascular plants of Oman. Scripta Botanica Belgica 2.
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 1984–. Med-Checklist.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • L'Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament. 2012. Pharmacopée française – Liste A des plantes médicinales utilisees traditionnellement. 16.
  • Leung, A. Y. & S. Foster. 1996. Encyclopedia of common natural ingredients used in food, drugs, and cosmetics, ed. 2.
  • Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
  • Middleditch, B. S. & A. M. Amer. 1991. Kuwaiti plants: distribution, traditional medicine, phytochemistry,. economic value (Studies in Plant Science 2).
  • Migahid, A. M. 1988–1990. Flora of Saudi Arabia, ed. 3.
  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  • Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. In: Faridah Hanum, I. & L. J. G. van der Maesen, eds., Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA). 12(1):402.
  • Rahn, K. 1979. Plantago ser. Ovatae: a taxonomic revision. Bot. Tidsskr. 74:13–20.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Wood, J. R. I. 1997. A handbook of the flora of Yemen.
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966–. Flora palaestina.
  • Webster's third new international dictionary.
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