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VII Region, Infiernillo, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 06 28, 2006

 

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Species:  Plantago mayor L.
Family:  Plantaginaceae Identification OK   
Order:  Plantaginales
Chilean Name:  Llantén , Llantén mayor
English Name:  Broadleaf plantain
German Name: 
Russian Name: 
Record:  0667
About 26 Plantago in Chile and 11 in our data base.
About 27 Plantaginaceae in Chile and 11 in our data base.

 

Medicinal   
1st Region:
Lat: 18° - 21°
Main Cities: Arica, Iquique.
2d Region:
Lat: 21° - 26°
Main Cities: Antofagasta, Calama.
3d Region:
Lat: 26° - 29°
Main Cities: Copiapó, Vallenar.
4th Region:
Lat: 29° - 32°
Main Cities: La Serena, Ovalle.
5th Region:
Lat: 32° - 33°
Main Cities: Valparaiso, Los Andes.
Metropolitan Region:
Lat: 33°- 34°
Main Cities: Santiago.
6th Region:
Lat: 34° - 35°
Main Cities: Rancagua.
7th Region:
Lat: 35° - 36°
Main Cities: Talca, Curicó.
8th Region:
Lat: 36° - 38°
Main Cities: Concepción, Chillan, Los Angeles.
9th Region:
Lat: 38° - 39°
Main Cities: Temuco, Villarrica, Pucón.
10th Region:
Lat: 39° - 44°
Main Cities: Valdivia, Osorno, Puerto Montt.
11th Region:
Lat: 44° - 49°
Main Cities: Coihaique.
12th Region:
Lat 49°- 55°
Main Cities: Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Puerto Williams.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).     Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.   Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.     Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).   Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.   
Low altitude, interior valleys
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m
   Perennial     

Foreign   

Height: 40 cm.

No ornamental value (C)

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INTRODUCTION

Image of Plantago mayor (Llantén / Llantén mayor). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Plantago mayor

VII Region, Infiernillo, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 06 28, 2006

 

DESCRIPTION

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 40 cm.

 

Image of Plantago mayor (Llantén / Llantén mayor). Click to enlarge parts of image.

Image of Plantago mayor

VII Region, Infiernillo, Chile
Altitude: 0-50 m. 06 28, 2006

 

HABITAT

In Chile this species grows in the following environmental conditions:

 

Habitat according to altitude:

Low altitude, interior valleys
Coastal mountains, 500 - 2000 m.
Coastal areas, 0 - 500 m

 

Watering conditions:

Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month).
Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter.

 

Light conditions:

Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Some shadow. Some protection against direct sunlight, some shadow from vegetation, filtering about 20 - 40 % of light.

 

USES

No ornamental value (C)

 

Useful properties:

Medicinal

 

 

 

GROWING TIPS

 

This species has the following hardiness:

USDA Hardiness Zone 9. The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More species from the same Plantaginaceae family in our data base:

Plantago barbata

Plantago grandiflora

Plantago lanceolata (Llantén / Llantén menor)

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Plantago sp. #1209

Plantago sp. #1210

Plantago sp. #1287

Plantago sp. #1678

Plantago sp. #1069

Plantago sp. #1775

Plantago sp. 1015 #1015

 

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