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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 113–114. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

Project Name Data (Last Modified On 6/2/2011)
Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
Type: Lectotype: Specimen of Plantago angustifolia major in hort. Cliff. p. 36, No. 3 (BM) (Verdcourt l.c 6).
Distribution: Distribution: Europe, North Africa, south Asia to the mountains of TienShan and Pamir Alaj; introduced all over the world.
Comment/Acknowledgements: It is a very variable species, distributed over vast areas in Africa, Europe and Asia. With the limited specimens from Pakistan at my disposal, it was not possible to evaluate the infra specific catagories, however, reference may be made to Pilger, Engl. Pflanzenr. IV, 269 (Heft 102) 315, 1937.

Seeds used as purgative and haemostatic. Leaves are applied to wounds.

Photo: Plantago lanceolata L. (Photo)
Map Location: A-6 Chitral: Jambatai, 1700-1900 m., Harriss, s.n. (K); Swat: Kalam, Rest House, E. Nasir & Siddiqi 964 (RAW); Kalam, Saida Qureshi 106 (KUH); Gagdata, Fazal Mahboob Swati, s.n. (PUH); Bahrain, S.I. Ali & S.A. Farooqi 1618 (KUH); Kartela near Mingora, S.I. Ali, & S.A. Farooqi 1605 (KUH) ; B-6 Dir: bed of river, Dir, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 1717 (KUH); B-7 Hazara Dist.: Shogran, S.B. Akhtar, s.n. 8.5.1958 (PFI-B); Dadar, E. Nasir 5958 (RAW); Nathiagali, near Post Office, S.M.A. Kazmi 2310 (PES); Changla gali, S.I. Ali 718 (KUH); Between Changla gali and Nathiagali, S.M.A. Kazmi 3200 and 3203-3205 (PES); 7 miles from Murree, S.M.A. Kazmi 3196 (PES); Abbottabad, hill above Kehal, S.M.A. Kazmi 3043 (PES); Abbottabad, 10.3.1967 Khadija Aziz (KUH); S.M.H. Jafri, s.n. (PFI-B); Khanpur, M. Qaiser & A. Ghafoor 1204 (KUH); B-7 Kashmir: Muzzafarabad, S.I. Ali 1127 (KUH); C-5 Bannu, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 3408 (RAW); Kurram Agency: Parachinar, Abdul Rashid, May 1970 (PUH); C-6 Peshawar, E. Nasir & Siddiqi 474,486 (RAW); Cherat Hills, A. Salim 65 (PUH); Rustam, Mohammad Azhar, s.n. 30.3.1970 (PUH); Sargodha Dist.: 4 miles from Sargodha, Sultanul-Abedin 2571 (KUH); C-7 Rawalpindi Dist.: Murree Hills, Between Patriata and Oghal, ± 2000 m., S.M.A. Kazmi 3150 (PES); Forest Rest House, Ghoragali, S.M.A. Kazmi 3189 (PES); Murree, R.R. & I.D. Stewart 1527 (RAW); Saida Qureshi, s.n. 29.6.1966 (KUH); Lower Topa to Jhikka Gali, S.M.A. Kazmi 3158 (PES); Kahuta, R.R. Stewart 19359 (RAW); D-4 Quetta: in a garden plot, Y. Nasir & ,Zaffar Ali 5776 (RAW); Urak, near water, M. Qasier & A. Ghafoor 1347 (KUH); S.I. Ali 1224 (KUH); Splingi, A.H. Khan, s.n. (PFI-B); Pishin Forest Nursery, S.M.A. Kazmi 1466 (PES) ; D-4 Loralai, Mohinder Nath 2037, 6063 (RAW); D-5 Paharpur, near Dera Ismail Khan, Rashid Ali 2607 (RAW); F-2 Makran Dist.: Punjgur, Sultanul-Abedin 2078 (KUH).


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Vern: Danichk, Brohi Barz (Baluchi); Aspangara (Sind); Purhat (Pashto) Isabgool, Gola (Kashmiri)

Perennial herb, acaulescent, small to 30 (-60) cm tall. Leaves membranous, narrow lanceolate to narrow elliptic, 10-25 (-40) cm long, 1-3 (-5) cm broad, glabrous slightly pilose or attenuated, acute, at the base narrowed into a narrow petiole, nerves 5. Scapes erect, 15-30 (-60) cm long, sulcate, sparsely covered with white hairs. Spikes dense, conic-cylindrical, subglobose to globose, 1-3 (-4) cm long. Bracts broad ovate, narrowly caudate, 4-5 cm long, erose-undulate, carinate. Sepals 3-3.5 mm long, glabrous or at the margin villose, anterior sepals connate, obovate, bilobed. Corolla lobes narrow ovate to ovate. Seeds 2, smooth.

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