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Published In: Flora Aegyptiaco-Arabica 31. 1775. (1 Oct 1775) (Fl. Aegypt.-Arab.) 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)
Contributor Text: S.M.A. Kazmi
Type: Type: Alexandria, Forsskal(C- not seen).
Distribution: Distribution : From Mediterranian regions to the deserts of Kizil Kum, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Medicinal in the different pharmacopeias under the name of Ispaghula. Vern: Bazar Seeds: Isafghol, Bartang; English: Flea Seed; Kashmir: Ismogul; Kharan: Khardanick; Zhob: Shikampura, Sangpora.
Photo: Plantago ovata Forssk. (Photo)
Map Location: B-6 Khyber Agency: Jamrud Pumping Station,S.A. Khan, s.n.(PFI-B); Landi Kotal, S.A.Khan,s.n.(P FI-B) ; Swat: M. Ashraf 10 (KUH) ; B-7 Hazara Dist.: Abbottabad, Experimental Farms, A.H. Khan, April 1957 (PFI-B) ; G-5 Hyderabad Dist.: Hyderabad-Daulatpur Road, S.A. Farooqi & Sultanul-Abedin 319,514,520 (KUH); C-5 Kurram Valley: Parachinar, 30.4.1970 Musarat Ara, s.n. (PUH) ; C-6 Peshawar Dist.: Peshawar, Mohinder Nath 15405 (RAW); Peshawar, Khajuri, Dogra, S.A. Khan, s.n., (PFI-B); 7 miles from Peshawar towards Khyber Pass, R.J. Rodin 5286 (RAW); Campbellpur Dist.: Dhok Pathan, R.R. Stewart & E. Nasir 27856 (RAW); Mianwali Dist:. Mianwali, M.A. Siddiqi & Y. Nasir 3378 (RAW) ; Sargodha Dist.: Sargodha, Kirana Hills, R.R. Stewart 10733 (RAW) ; Bannu Dist.: Pezu, Y. Nasir 4624 (RAW) ; Sheikh Buddhin, + 1000 m., Y. Nasir 4612 (RAW) ; C-7 Jhelum Dist.: Kaller Kahar, E. Nasir & Siddiqi 29 (RAW) ; Rawalpindi Dist.: Rawalpindi, R.R. Stewart 13801 (RAW) ; D-5 Dera Ismail Khan Dist.: Paharpur, Rashid Ali 2606 (RAW) ; G-2 Makran Dist.: Near Rest House, Sunstar, S.I. Ali, S.A. Farooqi & Sultanul-Abedin 1124 (KUH); 4 miles to Hushab, on Bela-Turbat Road, S.M.A. Kazmi 1096 (PES).


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Annual subscaulescent herb, up to 5 (-10) cm tall, sparsely or thickly covered with soft hairs. Leaves in rosettes, narrow linear, 2-10 cm long, 1-1.5 (-2.5) mm broad, obtuse to acute, entire or distantly denticulate, 3-nerved, densely covered with appressed wooly hairs, attenuated at bases, bases slightly dialted. Scapes ascendent, 1-9 cm long, glabrous, or at the upper part pubescent. Flowers in dense capituliform or short cylindrical, 0.5-2 cm long thick spikes. Bracts ovate to rotundate, 3 mm long, concave, membranous, upper margins ciliate. Sepals usually glabrous, elliptic obovate, up to 3 mm long. Corolla lobes broad ovate to broad rotundate cordate, glabrous. Capsules 8 mm long, ellipsoid, obtuse, membranous, glabrous. Seeds 2, small ovoid-oblong, boat-shaped, smooth, yellowish-brown.
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