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13 September 2010 A New Species of Plantago (Plantaginaceae) from Iran
Saeed Mohsenzadeh, Vahideh Nazeri, Mansour Mirtadzadini
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A new species, Plantago orzuiensis Mohsenz., Nazeri & Mirtadz. (Plantaginaceae), belonging to Plantago L. subg. Albicans Rahn, is described from Kerman Province in southeastern Iran. Its relationships to the closely related species P. ciliata Desf., P. amplexicaulis Cav., P. lagocephala Bunge, and P. psammophila Agnew & Chal.-Kabi are discussed. The most prominent features of the new species are the amplexicaul leaves; bracts that are to 6 mm long, boat-shaped, with a pilose midrib and ciliate margins; and hirsute corolla lobes to 2.5 mm long.

Saeed Mohsenzadeh, Vahideh Nazeri, and Mansour Mirtadzadini "A New Species of Plantago (Plantaginaceae) from Iran," Novon: A Journal for Botanical Nomenclature 20(3), 307-310, (13 September 2010).
Published: 13 September 2010
IUCN Red List
Kerman Province
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